How To Cut A Circle
This post is important for the next several days of posts – this is basically the first part of the tutorial.
First you determine the size – measure person/child from wrist to wrist with arms outstretched (measure straight across the chest) – for example 30 inches. Then cut a circle.
For illustrative purposes we are assuming the wrist to wrist is 8 ½ inches (the square size you can get from a standard sheet of paper).
Fold it diagonally into a triangle and fold that triangle into a smaller triangle.
Measure the distance from the middle of the longest side to the opposing point – in this case it was 3 ¼ inches. Measure that same 3 ¼ inches randomly and mark with dots to each side – then connect the dots to create your arc.
Cut along your arc.
Open to see your circle which is now an 8 ½ inch circle.
You need a “head hole”. Fold it back up and cut a small arc at the upper peak. You will want to measure the head first and plan accordingly.
And here it is opened up.
To make a poncho – leave as is and sew/line/decorate as you wish. To create a circle cape – cut from the head hole circle straight down to the out edge on one side – that will be the front. Proceed from there with sewing/lining/decorating as you wish.
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