Pattern Weights

 

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Bean bag style pattern weights

Thank goodness for Pinterest.  I think that’s where I first heard of pattern weights in lieu of pinning.  Initially I was going to dolly up washers from the hardware store. to make pattern weights  but these babies allowed me pull from my stash.  They are truly scrappy pattern weights.

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Pattern in progress from fabric stash

These scraps are a recent acquisition from our local thrift store.  There was a freezer bag full of 3″ squares and other things.  Upon first site I wasn’t going to buy them but something told me to get them for my stash at the very least.  Obviously I am glad that I did!  The top two squares are from a hand sewn skirt that I made this summer.

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Scrap stash busting

Again, I went to my stash to find ribbon for the handle.  The ribbon at the top right side I couldn’t stand.  The yellow on the left is promising.  Here’s the thing about the ribbon at the bottom of the photo . . . I believe it to be petersham.  Petersham!!!!  I love the stuff ever since I learned of it last summer.  There is a marked difference between petersham ribbon and grosgrain.  Check out what A Fashionable Stitch has to say about petersham vs. grosgrain. I am sew glad I stumbled upon her information last year while researching the topic.

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Yet, I digress, I did not want to use my good petersham for pattern weights.  Umm, but I did anyway!  Decided I’m going to be looking at and using these weights regularly and I’m worth it.  I can’t enjoy them tucked away in my stash for a “what-if/when” moment.  Carpe diem as they say.

 

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Here is what I came up with.  I am thinking the bean bag ones will actually hold down a pattern.  Not so sure about these cute lil ones.  But, boy are they cute, LOL.

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For inquiring minds here are the sources for these patterns.  Funny, the tye-dye ones did NOT turn out nice and pyramid-like as they should have.  Decided not to sweat it as long as they hold down my patterns like I need them to.

Cheers,

lyric-siggie-purple-cute

 

 

 

 

Sobriety from electronic machine sewing since 2012

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Pattern Weights

    1. Hi NancyD,

      Noooo, I haven’t invented anything, LOL. I got these patterns off Pinterest (think I included a link in the post).

      Thanks for stopping by and finding something useful though.

      Cheers,

      Lyric

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