How to Make a Circle Pattern Template

Duration: 4:41

If you have ever tried to make your own pattern from a tutorial, you know that it can be a struggle without pattern pieces. Stacy Grissom shows us what she did in this situation, when she needed a 5-inch circle. Watch this quick tip on how you can create your own circle pattern – it may come in handy!

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  1. Wendy

    As I was watching this I thought wouldn’t it be easier to trace a 6 or 7 inch plate and trim it to 5″?

  2. janet

    could do just a quarter of the circle, then fold it in fourths with the center point at the sharpest angle, cut it out, and unfold it.
    a lot of the small rulers like you were using, have a hole near the end for the purpose of using it for the pivot point.

  3. Janet Hammond
    Janet Hammond

    Stacey uses one of those very useful little seam rulers. They are hollow in the middle – why not just push a noticeboard pin through the hollow part at the top, push the little plastic adjuster to 2.5 inches from the pin, insert the tip of your pencil into the hollow at this 2.5 inch measurement, and just swing it round like a makeshift compass!? Simple!

  4. Loren

    A cheap compass or a pin with a length of thread would do the same thing, just much faster and more accurately.

  5. Janet Hammond
    Janet Hammond

    The metal ruler/point turner has a little hole at the zero inches mark – clearly visible in the video – especially for you to push a pin through into your paper pad and use as a pivot. The middle section of the metal ruler is hollow so you can insert the point of your pencil into it at the required measurement (just push your slider down at that measurement) and simply swing the ruler around the pivot point and draw your circle. That is what the little hole is for.
    This is precisely why I will NEVER join NSC – your instructors are total amateurs and I have yet to learn one solitary technique from NSC.