Machine= MG-3DW-4 No. 5 needle, T-70 thread.
What is the most attractive way to lock-in the start and finish stitching when sewing circular objects?
Are you edging or seaming the round object? can you send a picture?
Edging a felt backed leather disc. 6" to 24" circular discs.
I think I figured it out.
I start with about a 4-6" chain.
I start sewing with the edge under the needle.
No cutter,(the material is precut and fixed to a freely rotating platform)
When it comes around to the end I make sure I pull the starter chain underneath.
I finish the last stitches manually, overlapping the start by a couple of stitches or so.
With the needle up, I move the presser foot and "wiggle" the item out, while feeding it thread.
Making sure the needle thread is coming out the bottom, I tie the 3 loose threads to each other, trim, and tuck them into the bottom stitch.
Then I will glue them, too.
I do something similar with my MG-3U when merrowing patches. When I get back around to the starting point I overlap the beginning a couple of stitches and then with the needle up I slide the patch forward a bit to get the stitches off of the little pointy feeder arm that is to the right of where the needle enters the needle plate. Then I manually rotate the needle down and to the side of the merrowed edge and lock in the stitch for the next two stitches. Then I run the machine and create a tail. The starting tail I cut off since it is locked in place be the overlap and the final tail I glue down to the patch with hot glue.
I like what Mr. Davies suggests - this is hands down the most common way to do it. Send us pictures if you have finished some.
Here's a video I made a while ago for Jr that someone else may find helpful
I like that!
Only, I can't leave the tail showing on my stuff.
Thanks for the video for future reference.