Scrap Busters-How to Make Pattern Weights


I am so concerned about the environment that at times it becomes compulsive. I save every little thing, knowing that one day, there will be a use for them.

Today, my squirrel tendencies came to use as I made my first pattern weights!

To start, you will want to go to Home Depot and purchase some washers. The sizing really confused me, but later made sense when I referred to a rather dull YouTube video. 3/4′ is the diameter of the hole inside the washer and the actual washer itself measured 2 inches. This was a gratifying project I knew would save me time when sewing.

1. Materials to start plus, a fabric of your choosing.

Start by gluing your washers together. I used hot glue because I am lazy and know my sewing attention span will only make it to about the half-hour mark. The glue dries very quickly so pay attention to where you glue the washers together as it is hard to change later. I glued 2 together as I sew with mostly lightweight materials.

Start by gluing your washers together. I used hot glue because I am lazy and know my sewing attention span will only make it to about the half-hour mark. The glue dries very quickly so pay attention to where you glue the washers together as it is hard to change later. I glued 2 together as I sew with mostly lightweight materials.

Get some scrap material and start wrapping the weights, gluing as you go. I had some fairly large scraps from mask making, which I cut into 1 inch by 17-inch strips. I used about 1.5 strips per weight.

Once you are done, you will have pattern weights!

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