how-to make a Smoke Ring

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Furry, stretchy polyester knit seems to work best for this pattern.

Step 1
Cut a rectangle 27″ wide by 19″ high. Selvadges at edge, grain running vertically, greatest stretch of the fabric running across. If you would like to try using woven fabric, cut it on the bias to make it stretchy.

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Step 2
Fold lower edge up and pin top edges.

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Step 3
Sew a long narrow zig-zag stitch along the pinned edge, with a 1/2′ seam allowance. Leave a couple of inches open close to one end.

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Step 3
Press seam open, using only the tip so as not to flatten out the fluffiness of the fabric.

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Step 4
Turn right side out. Lay fabric flat with seam in the middle.
Pick up right side, twist once, line up edge with left side.

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Step 5
Pin the middle of the two inside edges. Continue to pin edges of open ends of tube together.
About halfway through pinning, you will have to fold the fabric in on itself to be able to get all the way around. It should end up looking like this.

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Step 6
Sew along the pinned edge, using a wide short zig-zag stitch, leaving a 1/2″ seam allowance. You can serge instead, just remeber to cut off the 1/2″. Trim off the seam allowance.

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Step 7
Find the opening that you left when you sewed the first edge, and pull the smoke ring out through the hole. Slip stitch the opening shut. It’s finished.

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3 Responses to “how-to make a Smoke Ring”


  1. 1 ruth justice January 15, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Thanks, been trying to figure this thing out from an old one for years now. RJ

  2. 2 thankyouenjoy January 15, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Good. I’m glad this helped.

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