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Time Saver: Pattern Weights

August 3, 2011

Filed under: Jenny,Product Reviews,Sewing Tips,Time-Saver of the Week — admin @ 4:14 pm

Let’s have a look at my new favourite Pattern Weights!  I love, love, LOVE them!  No more pinning your patterns or weighing them down with your stapler…  Or is that just me?!?  I’ve used pattern weights for years, but have recently started using these little ones made by Dritz. My old ones have “teeth” on the bottom that grip the fabric which is fine for something like a denim, but when I’m working with anything more delicate than that I have to place them upside down so that I don’t snag the fabric.  When I do that, however, I inevitably scratch my hands and arms.  I’m a little ok, a lot clutzy…  These little guys are great for me:  no snags or scuffs from my old pattern weights or pins, and about a tenth of the time of pinning your pattern to the fabric.

I just finished making a maxi skirt out of a lightweight knit, and I snagged a few pics for you all of these bad boys in action:

And here’s a few more I took while I was cutting out fabric for the roman shades I recently made (FYI: There’s a tutorial in the works for those of you interested in making your own!   It should be posted soon!).  I wasn’t using a pattern, but the weights were super helpful at keeping the fabric steady & smooth while I measured and cut.

1 Comment

  1. Comment by Dianne Williams — October 3, 2011 @ 5:35 am

    Thanks for this blog about the weights. I got some of the big ones a while ago but found them cumbersome. These look like they’d work well.

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