Sewing Tools to Use: Pattern Weights

by This is Carrie on March 25, 2009


Use a pattern? Sometimes.
Pin a Pattern? Never.

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Chloe March 25, 2009 at 2:56 pm

And as you know, i have coveted yours for years

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dandelionmama March 25, 2009 at 5:39 pm

I’ve never used these… usually I just stack whatever I’ve got lying around on a pattern. Maybe I need to break down an be official!

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Vone March 25, 2009 at 5:43 pm

I remember in university we used old juice bottles filled with water – it looked funny walking by the workroom. At home I usually just grab some cans from the cold room.
I try to avoid pins if I can – too much work :)

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Mommymita March 25, 2009 at 6:12 pm

Sometimes I borrow the boys rock collection and also use cans.

I found clothes pins are great tools as well. I use them for attatching bulky stuff and also when sewing knits.

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Brittany March 25, 2009 at 8:46 pm

What a great idea! But who wants to spend that much money? How big are these and about how much do you think they weigh? (What? Me trying to steal the idea and make my own? Never! Oh wait… I mean always.)

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This is Carrie March 25, 2009 at 8:49 pm

The only reason I have these (and the ones pictured are not the ones I have – mine are so old, they don’t even make them anymore) is because my mom bought them one year for me as a gift. I like them because they are small and heavy – about 1 14″x 1 1/4″.

I have seen people make little shot filled sqaure, or decorate riverrocks for the same purpose.

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Yvonne September 3, 2011 at 4:53 am

I use large flat washers, I usually get them from the ‘home store’ where they sell the other hardware, you can get plenty of them for $5 or less.

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