Vintage apron using the circle attachment for Viking sewing Machines

I have been promising one of my daughters an apron for over a year and finally finished it yesterday.  I have a lot of vintage linens from my mother and grandmother that I am trying to make usable for our lives today.  When I discovered the circle attachment from Husqvarna Viking, I decided to give it a try on the apron.  I used a vintage pattern that belonged to my Mom, three modern fabrics, and one vintage hand-embroidered linen.

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I changed the back to tie around the neck instead of being a full back.  Here are some pictures of the finished apron.

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I had initially planned on adding a lot more to the apron; but once I added these 3 circle sets, I felt it was finished.   I was actually a little disappointed, because I wanted to play more with the circular attachment.  The vintage linen circle is the largest circle the circular attachment will make.  I used the edge of the templates to make the yellow background circles and sewed them without using the circular attachment.  Then I used the circular attachment tool to sew on the linen circles.  Wow!  The tool held and fed the fabric with very little help from me.  It was actually pretty impressive, and was my big surprise in using the tool.  After I finished the apron, I wanted to play more!

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I had made this wristlet from an Embroidery Garden Pleated Monogram Wristlet embroidery design.  I can fit my camera, iPhone, money/card wallet, and keys in this wristlet made using the 6 x 10 hoop design.  (The embroidery design is separate and from Viking).  When I made the card case, I decided to use the circle attachment again.

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On this one I used my machine’s decorative stitches at 4 positions on the circular attachment.  Again, the tool held and guided the fabric with amazing ease:  no fussing for smooth curves — and, the rows of stitch are evenly spaced!!  Now I am hooked on this tool and am planning what I am going to use it for next!

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