Friday, December 10, 2010

Quick Gift #5

Custom Pattern Weights

Of all of the gifts so far, this is the fastest!  

Purchase washers from the hardware store.  I found these at Lowes and I think a box of 20 were about $3.00.

Cut bias strips of light weight cotton - I tried heavier weight fabric and it just doesn't want to wrap. Fold strip as above and start wrapping around weight. Make sure that as you wrap, you cover the raw edge of the strip with the fold edge.
When you have finished wrapping the entire washer, fold raw edge under and either hand sew down or use my favorite product, fabric tac and glue the edge down .  That is all there is to it!  Make six or eight in matching fabrics and place in a decorative box.  Your sewing friends will love them and sew will you!
Happy Sewing
Michele P



  1. Oh, Michele, I was just wondering about making these and then your post showed up! Thanks for the tip about thin cotton on the bias....that was exactly my question. What a good wrap and watch TV project.

  2. Love this! This would have been a great exchange present at the party...Can't wait to see more goodies :)

  3. Wow...I love this...I did this using pearl cotton thread but it took way too long so I stopped...but now I am going to do this...I love it...hugs, MG


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