Thursday, December 15, 2011

Quick Gift - Fabric Covered Pattern Weights

I thought I would post this tutorial again as it was one of the most viewed in 2010!  These are a quick, easy, and inexpensive gift for your sewing or quilting friend! 
 
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.

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Happy Sewing,
Michele P

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tutorial. I need a set of these for myself.

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  2. Super idea! Simple, inexpensive and made to whatever style/color you like. Thanks so much for sharing!

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