How to. . . Make Pattern Weights

Posted on June 02, 2015
Archive : June 2015
Category : Tutorials



If youve made one of the Sew Me Something patterns, you may have noticed that we recommend the use of pattern weights to keep the pattern in place when laying it out on your lovely fabric. This allows for more accurate cutting rather than pins warping the pattern.

All manner of weighted objects can be used for this purpose, but I thought Id use up some of my pretty fabric scraps and make my own. And Im so delighted with the result, I thought Id share the how to with you.



So without further ado, here's how !


What youll need
:

Some fabric scraps (minimum 4 inches square)

Matching thread

Pins

For the filling: dry rice, lentils, barley or similar


Method: (for each pattern weight)

- Cut out two squares per weight measuring 4 x 4 each.

- Pin the right sides together and sew around three sides of the squares to create a little pocket.

- Clip the corners and turn the little pocket right-side out.


- Fill half to three-quarters full with your chosen filling.



- Turn in the raw edges of the open edge, match the middle seams and pin together. Then carefully top-stitch the seam close to the edge.



Voila, there you have it, my tutorial for a quick & easy pattern weight.

Now go ahead and make a whole bunch !



Happy sewing !

Sarah

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