Happy Wednesday y’all! Lately, I’ve noticed that all of my metal washers that I use for pattern weights have virtually disappeared. I mean… I think that this has just happened over time, but still.
So I finally decided that I wanted to shop for some. But the shop I want to buy it from is on vacation on Etsy. Major bummer, but I get it. I’ll probably still purchase from her when she opens back up.
While waiting in the hallway, so-to-speak, it occurred to me that I can make my own. Like, durrrr! I have everything I need. So I went to YouTube to look up a few videos. I like my YouTube videos short and sweet, so these are about 2 minutes long. And I’m sharing those here:
Now as far as my modifications…
- I made a 7X7X7 triangle.
- I sewed up 2 sides and left one side opened by half way and filled it with uncooked rice which has the same weight and effect as other options in the videos.
- Update: Please note that if you decide to use rice you will need an air tight container to store them in.
- I also made 2 different sizes out of mine. I did this by keeping my same triangle template, but adjusting the seam allowances. For the larger size I made my seam allowance 3/8. For the smaller triangles I made my seam allowance 5/8 and trimmed down the excess fabric to reduce bulk.
These are so fun and easy to make! So far I have about 10 completed, but I want to make more! They’re perfect for scrap busting or a quick project if you only have a few minutes.
On a personal note, I cannot see myself losing my own handmade pattern weights. That would be awful. LOL.