SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
Platinum Sponsor
Fabulous Fit
Fabulous Fit

Tips & Techniques > Pattern weights: using chains

Viewed 5459 times
Posted by: Mariyka

About Mariyka
Member since: 8/10/10
Reviews: 2 (tips: 2)
Skill level:Intermediate
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 10/27/10 4:28 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 4 people   Very Helpful by 22 people   
When I asked my husband for some heavy washers to use as weights for pattern cutting, he offered some heavy galvanized chain pieces he had leftover from hanging a swing. They work great! You can stretch them out to follow the contours of the pattern and they're easy to store-- just hang them over a hook.

<< Previous    Next >>

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques

Login to Add a Comment    
SeamsYouSew said... (3/26/12 3:56 PM) Reply
Love this idea--could probably find chromed/rust proof versions to avoid corrosion concerns. Thank You.
Grammy Gin said... (11/1/10 3:34 PM) Reply
Wonderful idea! Thanks so much!!!
abbe said... (10/29/10 3:23 PM) Reply
The commercial weights are $$$$ (IMHO) and there are only 4 in package. The chain idea is so great! Thanks
Lizz said... (10/28/10 12:37 PM) Reply
Eureka! I LOVE this!
Laurie Lou said... (10/28/10 11:59 AM) Reply
What a "simply" wonderful idea. even better than washers. I finally have a reason to go to the home depot next time!
LynnG said... (10/28/10 10:22 AM) Reply
Never thought of this, but its an excellent idea. I'll have to browse my husbands parts bins.
abcameo said... (10/28/10 9:27 AM) Reply
hmmm--sounds like this might work even better than my standby--tuna cans.
carolbee said... (10/28/10 3:48 AM) Reply
arianamaniacs said... (10/28/10 3:00 AM) Reply
good idea. i wish i had some chains now
nancy2001 said... (10/27/10 7:37 PM) Reply
Great tip.
Sana said... (10/27/10 6:47 PM) Reply
That's a great idea. You have a clever husband.
SewFar said... (10/27/10 4:31 PM) Reply
What a great tip - so very clever! Thank you for posting.
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
Online Class
Expert Sewing Techniques for Jackets
Expert Sewing Techniques for Jackets

Class Details

Online Class
Create a Jacket Muslin
Create a Jacket Muslin

Class Details

Sewing Workshop Daily News Bag Pattern

Sewing Workshop Daily News Bag Pattern

Pattern Details
Islander Sewing Systems Motor City Express

Islander Sewing Systems Motor City Express

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.