DIY Sewing Pattern Weights- Tutorial

My kids are growing up and even the baby rarely wears onesies anymore so I’m on a mission to start making them more clothes.  I’ve been working on a few things (and I’ll post tutorials for them when they’re ready) but I thought I’d start off with some basics.

A few weeks ago I posted this tutorial on tracing sewing patterns to sturdier paper.  Today, I’m back with another video tutorial on some SUPER quick, easy and best of all inexpensive sewing pattern weights. I paid $0.43 each for these at my local home building store. These little babies are especially handy when using sturdier pattern pieces that you can’t push pins through.  Some of you may even already have them at home and don’t even know you can use them with your sewing projects.

I used stretch knit (t-shirt) fabric scraps to give them a pop of color and I just love them! 

Hope you’ll give them a try if you haven’t already. 
Click HERE to watch the video tutorial or watch it below.

4 Responses to DIY Sewing Pattern Weights- Tutorial

  1. Uma Preve May 28, 2012 at 4:27 am #

    I love all your tutorials! Excellent work!

  2. Mary-Jeanine November 28, 2012 at 10:39 pm #

    great idea. I filled long thin fabric tubes with rice. about half full, so there is room to mush it and curve them around pattern corners.

  3. Kelly Dannemann January 30, 2013 at 1:33 am #

    This is another tutorial, and Mary-Jeanine that is also a great Idea!!

  4. Sandi March 7, 2015 at 12:23 am #

    i use these for pattern weights but never even thought of covering them.

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