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Sew a Gorgeous Set of Pattern Weights

By: Maria Perez from
Sew a Gorgeous Set of Pattern Weights
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Every sewist needs a great set of pattern weights for their big and bulky projects. So, why not make your own DIY pattern weights with your sewing skills? This tutorial on how to Sew a Gorgeous Set of Pattern Weights will help you create a set of triangle-shaped weights that are sure to come in handy. Pattern weights are a great solution when you do not feel like pinning a project or are working with a fabric that could easily be ripped or torn by too many pin holes.

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I love that these use lentils for the weight! I have seen them done with rice or sand, these look like they would work great! The tip on using a pin to hold back the lentils while sewing up the opening is a good one! And the use of a funnel helps too. Thanks for a great tutorial and super practical,idea!

Pinning and cutting patterns is my least favorite part of sewing, so I definitely need to make these pattern weights ASAP!

These fabric weights are so cute...I have some velvet and I have been looking for a project. I am going to make paper weights for one of my friend who is still working. I have another friend who uses with plain lead weights when she cuts fabric' hopefully, these will brighten up her space.

Them weights are so cute...I have some velvet and I'm going to make paper weights for my friend who is still working...

Another great little project to use scraps to make some very useful sewing tools. I often find myself struggling to get a nice, flat profile when pinning pattern pieces onto my fabric. Pattern weights is obviously the way to go and I was going to try using various sized washers as suggested by someone else. However this sounds like a much nicer option.


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