DIY easy fabric covered pattern weights


My sewing life is just so much easier since I use pattern weights.

Sounds familiar? If yes, you'll already know what comes next. But if no, read on and follow my lead!
Honestly, if you don't own them yet, you have to go immediately and grab some.
But there's no need to spend a lot of money on them. And no need to take a lot of time for this project.

DIY easy fabric covered pattern weights using leftover fabric scraps




Materials needed for DIY fabric covered pattern weights

  • Big washers - and I mean really big. Talking about 6 or 8 cm diameter.
    Or go through your household stuff and see if you find something else, that will work. It has to be quite heavy, not too small or too big. Stones would work as well. It does not need to be flat. 
  • Fabric leftovers. I find stretchy light knits work best. Use a fabric you love, as you will look at them often! 
  • The usual basic handsewing equipment - in this case I mean a needle, thread and scissors. 

DIY easy fabric covered pattern weights using leftover fabric scraps
This is what the bottom will look like

How to make your own pattern weights

Now be aware, this is as simple as it gets. 
Cut a piece of fabric, cover your washer with it and close it with a few stitches. 
Done. Whew! 

Further ideas

  • Embroidery / Embellishment
  • Stuff it (a lot sewists love the doughnut pattern weights) 
  • A two-in-one product combining the weight with a pincushion
  • Or attach something to it so you can put your wonder clips onto it

I really need to buy a few more washers and try out my ideas. 


What do you use as pattern weights? 


DIY easy fabric covered pattern weights using leftover fabric scraps


What are you guys using as pattern weights? There are so many great ideas out there!

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