I quite possibly just made the most hideous buttonhole. Just in case you wanted to know what was going on in real time Katy sewing.
Also! I now have the "Name my serger" poll up on the side. I omitted names that were similar to another as well as those I know personally. Yes, I have an Uncle named Knute and don't know that he'd appreciate having an inanimate object named after him. Open until Sunday, so you have time to be contemplative. This is a huge decision.
Here it is! How to make a cut out! This technique works with an type of fabric, and I've actually got another project in the works using this technique. It's kind of strange that it makes me so giddy to make a hole in my fabric, you?
I actually tried to convince Clover first that her swimsuit would be really cool with a hole in it and the thought of it almost brought her to tears, so I did it with Azure's more slender body type with a smaller hole ;).➀ Draw a circle on your lining, centered or not. Whatever look you're going for.
➁ Stitch the circle. Go slowly, pivoting your fabric on the needle frequently to stay on the line. Cut circle out 3/8" from edge and clip.
➂ Turn lining in.
➃ Stitch around circle. If you're using stretchy fabric, you will want a stitch that accommodates the stretch.
Voila. Go make holes in your projects. And be hole-y. (I couldn't resist.) Also, please excuse any unclipped threads you might see in these photos.