Hi everyone, My name is Sarah and I blog at Blue Susan Makes where I post about the things I’m sewing and share a tip or two along the way. I’m happy to be here as part of Heather’s celebration of National Sewing Month. I have been sewing a lot with patterns lately, pattern testing and such, and today I wanted to share one of my favorite sewing tools…Pattern Weights.
Well instead of using a handful of knives thought it was time I made myself some real pattern weights. So I went to the hardware store and bought the biggest washers I could find. I think they cost me a little over .50 cents each. They are about 2 1/2” wide and I think they are called 3/4” washers.
Though I do love their industrial look, I thought they needed a little pretty so I wrapped them in yarn and turned them into cute mini yarn wreaths. I love yarn wreaths! I even tried to make a tiny argyle one.
They work out great! Of course I’m going to need a few more than five 🙂
Once and a while I find that I need a little more weight so I just stack up two as needed.
Wouldn’t it be fun to package up a little stack of these for a fellow sewing friend?
They are really easy to make and it’s fun to play around with different colors of yarn. Want to make some? I’ll show you how. It’s easy! Start with 3 lengths of yarn about 45” long. Wrapping 3 at a time makes the wrapping go faster. Stick the ends on the back of the washer with a dab of hot glue. Wrap the yarn evenly and squish it together as you go. Finish it off with another dab of hot glue right where you started and trim.
If you make some, I’d love to see them. I need to make a few more and it would be fun to have a little inspiration. Feel free to come visit me at Blue Susan Makes sometime. Thanks again Heather for letting me join in the fun!
And just encase you missed it- It’s Giveaway Time! That’s right, click the image below and learn all about the 3 fantastic prize packages for National Sewing Month!
Stay tuned…. Jessica aka “The Sewing Rabbit” is visiting tomorrow with a tool not in my sewing drawer. (and I think it is a MUST now that I know its special power!)
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