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Make pattern weights at home with only 3 supplies! They’re fast, cheap, and get the job done. Using pattern weights will change the way you use sewing patterns. It’s faster, easier, and keeps your patterns looking nice. Plus, I think it allows for more accurate pattern cutting.
Flat heavy washers
I picked up these flat heavy washers at the hardware. The smaller one is 1.75″ and the larger is 2″. The prices ranged from 25 to 50 cents each. I purchased a dozen to make 6 pattern weights.
To make one weight, I glued 2 washers together with run-of-the-mill super glue.
Next I glued a piece of long ribbon to the inside of the washer. For the larger washer I used about 27″ of ribbon.
Then I started wrapping the ribbon around the washer making sure I overlapped the ribbon edges.
Once the ribbon was wrapped all the way around, I secured it on the inside with the super glue. DONE.