Friday, August 19, 2011

Sewing Essential: Pattern Weights

Something I have grown to love having in my sewing room is pattern weights. Truly a sewing essential! Up until a few years ago I pinned all of my patterns. While this is not only time consuming, it also limits the use of a rotary cutter, which I like to use and certainly speeds the cutting process. 

 I was in need of some extra small weights, and found this tutorial at the blog Piccoli Piselli, so I thought I'd give it a try. If you've never visited this blog, I highly recommend it! The name is Italian for "Little Peas" and her style is playful, creative and refreshingly "real life". Paired with her talent for photography, it's guaranteed to entertain and inspire!


As for the tutorial, it was super simple and the weights turned out lovely!
Supplies needed: Large Washers, Hot Glue & Ribbon
Glue 2 of the Washers together for a more substantial weight.
Wrap Washer tightly in  ribbon, hot gluing beginning and end.
Voila! New Pattern Weights!
Putting them to use!
Now, if you don't want to bothered making them yourself, I have purchased several sets from Ruth at Sew Chic that I love! Her's are fabric covered and are available in a variety of sizes and designer prints.

 Pattern Weights. One of those simple things that makes sewing even more fun!





12 comments:

Pat V. said...

Oh.my.gosh. What a fantastic alternative to pinning! Why have I never seen this before? I feel like such an idiot! Definitely a "light bulb" moment -- gotta make me some of these!

Suz said...

cool! A great little project :)

Kellie said...

those are super cute. what a great, easy, pretty project!

Amanda said...

I've never used weights before. They certainly look pretty and very practical too.

Kristy said...

Oh Amanda they are! And if you make the switch you'll never go back! :)

Lynne said...

Oh, I love these! Great idea!

Madison said...

I've been needing some pattern weights. Thanks for sharing the idea! :)

Kristy said...

Thanks for stopping by ladies! You'll love these if you try 'em!

Heather said...

What a great idea! I'm for sure going to be making me some of these. I featured them! http://soverycreative.blogspot.com/2011/08/pattern-weights.html

Maridith @ Strictly Homemade said...

What a fabulous idea. I hate pinning and totally forgot about weights. I am going to have to do this VERY soon. Thank you so much for the inspiration!!

Pam said...

So many great ideas, Kristy!!! No looking for pins on the carpet with these weights!!!

Pam said...

Hi Kristy, I've featured your pattern weights post today...
http://threadingmyway.blogspot.com/2012/04/threading-your-way-features_29.html

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