How to Cut Circles From Fabric

By Elizabeth Arnold ; Updated September 15, 2017

Things Needed

  • Felt
  • Fabric
  • Chalk marker
  • Pins (optional)
  • Sharp sewing scissors or pinking shears
Cut fabric circles to create a variety of craft projects.

There are many uses for fabric circles when making arts and crafts. Use circular pieces to create small potpourri sachets, party favor bags, flowers, handmade coasters or decorative gift tags. Craft scissors will make a clean line around the circle, and pinking shears create an eye-catching zigzag pattern. Be sure to use fabric such as cotton or linen, which won't fray during the cutting process.

Place a circular template, such as a DVD or small plate, onto the felt.

Trace around the felt template using a chalk marker, which won't leave a permanent mark on the fabric, and then cut it out.

Pin the template on the fabric prior to cutting to hold it in place.

Use a pair of sharp sewing scissors or pinking shears to cut the circle out of the fabric. Follow the template lines precisely to create a clean, even cut.

About the Author

Elizabeth Arnold has written for a wide variety of publications and websites. Her experience includes writing travel features for "Recommend" magazine and packaging marketing copy for both Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Warner Bros. consumer products. Recently, Arnold was a staff writer for "Special Events" magazine. Arnold studied English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.