Circular Attachment pig

Posted by Carina Thavelin

In my last blog post I mentioned that I heard that someone in the office had created teddybears. I was hoping to find a nice sample of it. Unfortunately there wasn't anything created, just the idea. But I found something even better, a whole document full of inspiration. I didn't know to much about it BUT it is actually included on the cd that you get in the box.

There are a wide variety of pictures, from graphical pattern to flowers and animals!

First I wanted to make the teddybears but then I saw the pig and fell in love with it. This is such an easy and fun way of creating a decoration for kids. Could be a pillow, wallhanging, a blanket...whatever you feel like.




The size of the circle needed is shown in the drawings so it's really easy to follow. I first sew on the circles with a straight stitch and then add a 7mm satin stitch on top of it. I don't even have to guide the fabric, the Circular Attachment does that for me. And by using the Start/Stop function it's almost like embroidering.


I made a little extra effort on the ears, by using the Tapering feature in 45 degrees I got a really nice corner.









It is always nice to add some kind of trim to the edges, so I created a piping by using the Mega Piping Foot. I think this is a perfect size of piping for a pillow.

One tip; If you want to get a nice 90 degree corner, cut the seam allowance before you turn the corner.

The final result, Kersin, our Sewing Specialist, as a pig! :) I couldnt resist adding the back of the pig and a tail!










I had some much fun creating this pig pillow...I'm already planning the next animal for my zoo

Kram Carina

Carina Thavelin  Read more about Carina Thavelin, the "Joy of Sewing" blogger

Filed Under: Accessories, "Designer Diamond deLuxe", Inspiration, "Joy of Sewing", Sewing
pgh. phyl
any progress w/the circular attachmnet for the designer 1?
7/13/2013 7:04:36 AM

Can you tell me exactly how you did the ears--please, please! I have figured out the rest of it--more or less--but I can't do the ears. I would appreciate an answer as soon as you can, as we are having a club to make the pillow on Thursday. Thanks a million!
5/28/2013 10:30:58 PM

Carina Thavelin
Hi again Phyllis,
We do not have an estimate on when and actually if there will be a circular attachment for "older machines". It depends a lot on testing and approval. But we are definately working on it!
5/13/2013 10:14:19 AM

Carina Thavelin
Hi L Larsen,
All the pictures with measurements are in the pdf on the cd that is included in the box, you can print them from there if you want to.
You will also find an instructional video and other inspiration and information
Have fun!
5/13/2013 9:54:59 AM

L Larsen
I love this little pig and have been just waiting to make it. Unfortunately, I can not read the numbers on the picture nor can I make it bigger. Could you please fix this.

Thanks you
5/11/2013 11:13:20 AM

Carina, hi! How are we coming w/that circular attachment for the Designer 1?

Hope it is in the works and will be out soon.

Thank you! I'm keeping the faith.
5/9/2013 8:11:47 PM

Thank you for answering; please hurry on that. How soon do you think it will be out?
I love my designer 1 and hope it will be soon. Do you have any idea?

Thank you.
4/19/2013 9:42:41 AM

Carina Thavelin
Hi Phyllis,
See my earlier comment to VickiT.
4/17/2013 5:34:53 AM

Carina Thavelin
Hi Phyllis,
See my earlier comment to VickiT.
4/17/2013 5:34:51 AM

phyllis panza
Why isn?t there a circular attachmnet for the designer !. I dont think its fair that we cant join in the fun; after all, we spent a lot for our machines too.
4/16/2013 10:58:32 AM

Carina Thavelin
Hi Vicki,
All the pictures with measurements are in the pdf on the cd that is included in the box, you can print them from there if you want to.
You will also find an instructional video and other inspiration and information

Have fun! :)
4/10/2013 10:11:20 AM

Vicki L
I would love to try to make this little piggy pillow, but can't read the sizes on the drawing! Is there any way to make the picture larger? When I try increasing the view the numbers blur. Help?
4/6/2013 8:45:30 PM

Carina Thavelin
Hi Debbie,
The circular attachment works with machine group 7, but not with DESIGNER™ SE series, DESIGNER™ I, II or QUILT DESIGNER™ II.
You can find more information here:
3/28/2013 7:36:46 AM

Debbie Madden
Will this attachment work with the Designer DS?
3/26/2013 1:55:15 PM

Hey ya'll, is the circular attachment the same as the one that was available over 5 yrs ago?
3/24/2013 5:53:48 PM

Carina Thavelin
Hi Kelli,
I am sewing on a Designer Diamond deLuxe, our Top-of-the-line Sewing and Embroidery machine with the amazing deLuxe Stitch System :)
3/22/2013 8:35:02 AM

Can I ask what machine you have?
3/21/2013 8:55:10 PM

Birgit Christensen
Nice litlle pig
3/20/2013 7:48:33 AM

Carina Thavelin
Hi VickiT,
When we create a new accessory for our machines, we initually produce it for the machines we currently have in our assortment. The Circular Attacment is such a huge success and we got wishes for a version that fits "older" models, we are looking into that possibility right now :)
3/20/2013 3:34:09 AM

That's just adorable. I only wish VIking would remember those of us with the older machines, even if they aren't going to support them do still want to buy the new feet to make things like this.
3/19/2013 9:41:36 AM

Adorable....and just look at the back :-)

I definitely think this is an accessory I must have.

3/15/2013 11:46:35 PM

Wonderful pig!

Pigs always make the best decorations.

Love the tail! :D
3/15/2013 5:16:21 AM

Wilhelmiina Halme
Wonderful job!
My second blog: is beautiful embroideries by Husqvarna Viking :)
3/15/2013 4:22:28 AM

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