How to. . . Make Pattern Weights
If you’ve 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 I’d use up some of my pretty fabric scraps and make my own. And I’m so delighted with the result, I thought I’d share the “how to “ with you.
So without further ado, here's how !
What you’ll need:
Some fabric scraps (minimum 4 inches square)
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 !