If you, like me, are not always diligent about pinning patterns to fabric, you need paper weights! Easy to DIY in so many styles. Here’s a pretty quick tutorial for a set of little cuties. I love these!
I looked for the biggest washers I could find at the hardware store. Which ended up not being all that big or heavy so I glued 2 together.
A few circles of batting, a circle of fabric large enough to gather around the stack.
I thought I’d fill the hole in the washer with some circles of thick felt.
Could use batting or stuffing too.
Last is to glue (or stitch) on a base, I used thick felt.
Great for pins too!
Now to do some sewing…
Cute! Love the idea of pattern weight pin cushions, like being ambidextrous!
I was wondering what you were doing with those washers! So, when you’re cutting out a pattern for a shirt or something, you just put these weights down on the paper and then cut around the pattern?
They look great and like a good way to use up some fun fabrics!
Neato! I’m not a fan of pinning, and these look like a fun solution.
Here’s a little write up about how to use them, they are so handy!
Cute! They remind me of an itty bitty pin cushion I have that someone made using a bottle cap I can’t remember who but I’m pretty sure it was from a C-ster swap and I still use it
I make those too, they are cute!
Whoa! Double duty useful!! Thanks for the tute!
I made some of the triangle kind. I like these better…flatter and seem to be easier to cut around! Good size as well!
Nice use of scraps!
I love these and I like the fact you can stick random pins in them too.
Steling this one!
No stealing required, please have my encouragement to make some! I used mine today, sooo handy.
These are great - fantastic, clear tutorial!
Oooh, I like these a LOT!
Thanks for the tutorial! What a brilliant thing to have around when sewing with a pattern and using as a pincushion that won’t fall over when you stab it! I love it.