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Make paper weights from washers and fabric ribbon. Cute idea!
washers wrapped in fabric as pattern weights! Cute idea
Sugar Tart Crafts: Washer Weights - use these instead of pins for holding down sewing patterns while you cut out the fabric - genius and avoids the inevitable pin injuries!
Not sure what to use these for?? Well if you have ever got balloons for a party you know that they CHARGE you for the weights to hold them in place (unless like me you just tape the heck out of them!). That is what these would be great for! Also holding a door open. storagegeek: DIY Pretty fabric Weights : Sugar Tart Crafts Make your own beautiful fabric weights with stacked washers and pretty ribbon. She has some wonderful tutorials and sewing techniques you should check out as well.
Instructions on how to make your own pattern weights Sugar Tart Crafts: Washer Weights
howdidyoumakethis.... Well, heck, I am making a Texas homecoming mum right now so I should be able to make one of these. This is really beautiful!
Dolce Dress PDF Pattern Tutorial Epattern by LaurenceAndCarmine
Pattern weights DIY from washers and cloth scraps...Awesome...No pins...what a great idea...Loving this...
washer necklace...but smaller for bracelets.
Amazingly adorable pattern weights. The only catch is I am going to have to purchase a "yo-yo maker." Am I sad about this...absolutely not! (yo-yo = swirly, flower-esque shape made from fabric)
these are pattern weights, so much better then using pins, can you emagain the time you will save?!?
DIY Pattern Weights ~ via Positively Splendid. Great for use while tracing sewing patterns...or as general paper weights! Also a good gift idea for a sewing enthusiast :)
DIY Pattern Weights Tutorial... I don't really dig yo-yo's as embellishments, but this seems like a very appropriate use for them.
Accordion Pocket Tutorial; would make a great addition to a bag
When you're using a sewing pattern you need something to hold it in place. Try making Pattern Weight as your answer. You don't need much fabric to make them and they're super easy to create. Here's a free sewing pattern for a useful craft.
I am definitely going to make this necklace..I know my husband has loose washers in the basement!