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Posted on: 4/6/13 7:47 PM
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A lot of people use large washers from the hardware store for pattern weights; I did this too, until I saw some that had been covered with fabric. Not only can you have weights in colors you like, but the fabric helps to keep the weights from sliding around - it's a great, (and inexpensive!) solution.

I gathered washers in several sizes - the smaller ones are great for placing on pattern corners. You can glue 2 or 3 together for more weight. I then wrapped various ribbons and tapes around the washers - this is a good way to use up those extra trims you have in stash. You can get creative and use whatever you have - yarn, fabric strips, etc.... You may have everything you need lying around the house and/or workshop already. :)

I detailed my process in a blog post here: http://jillybejoyful.blogspot.com/2012/12/covered-washer-pattern-weights-tutorial.html

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SewRaeMe said... (4/9/13 11:01 PM) Reply
great idea
Sharon48 said... (4/7/13 9:57 PM) Reply
I made a bunch of these last year - they are really great!
Oh2Sew2 said... (4/7/13 4:43 PM) Reply
Those I wouldn't mind to have laying around!
SusiM said... (4/7/13 6:06 AM) Reply
Sweet!
marec said... (4/7/13 0:38 AM) Reply
I have always liked this idea and now that I have a deluxe sewing room, I think I'll make some.
Pj3g said... (4/6/13 8:38 PM) Reply
I love this idea!
 
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