Sewing Weights Tutorial
I recently wanted to try out using some sewing weights instead of pins for cutting out patterns, but wanted to make something cute. At first I was going to make some with pennies inside, but a friend suggested using fishing weights and I’m very pleased with the results. I’ve put together a little tutorial so you can make your own. Not interested in making your own? Scroll down for details on a set I’ll be giving away.
First you’ll want to gather your supplies.
- Fabric Scraps (get out the scrap bin!)
- Pinking Shears
- Compass or circle to trace (about 2″ diameter)
- Fishing Weights – size 7 – 2 packages (10 per weight)
Trace your circle on the back side of your fabric. If you’re making a lot of these, it’ll be easier to make a template.
Cut out your circle with your pinking shears and flip the fabric so wrong sides are facing each other. Now we’re going to sew!
Find a coordinating thread color and sew a 1/4 inch around the outside of your circle. Make sure to leave a small hole (about 1/2 inch) so that you can put your weights in. Put 10 fishing weights in your fabric pouch. Finish by sewing over the hole and make sure to overlap with previous seam.
Repeat until you have desired number of sewing weights. I made a set of six and have found that to be sufficient so far. Ten would be more than enough. You could also make them any shape, I just happen to like circles.
I’ve made another set of six to giveaway to a lucky blog reader! Just leave a comment before midnight on Thursday April 28th to win your own set. Winner will be chosen by random number generator.