Easy Pattern Weight Tutorial | Knit Fabric Pattern Weights from Washers
Pattern weights are essential for sewing knit fabrics.
However, most commercially sold pattern weights come in packs of 4 and honestly you need about 10 pattern weights to get the job done . Here is a simple solution for making your own pattern weights from scrap fabric you have on hand and a box of washers from your local home improvement store. *
A few simple supplies are all it takes to make your pattern weight
- Scraps of fabric cut into 6 inch squares
- Twine or Crochet Thread (I prefer a sparkly crochet thread for the fun factor)
- 10 - 1.5 inch metal washers per pattern weight
1. Set 10 washers in the center of your 6 inch square of fabric
(my fabric is 5" x 6" and it was a little challenging to make sure the twine kept all of the material together).
My 5 x 6 rectangle of vintage fabric was a little tricky for wrapping the washers
2. Bring all of the fabric edges centered over the washers
- forming a dumpling of sorts.
Pinch your fabric together at the top of the washers
3. Cut a 10 inch piece of twine and then wrap it around the top of the dumpling.
Use your fingers to keep the twine taut as you make your knot.
4. Using your fingers to hold the thread in place, double knot the twine.
Finished Pattern Weight! Just trim the twine!
5. Trim your twine down a bit and Voila!
Your pattern weight is complete!
Make 9 more of these simple pattern weights and you are ready to start your knit sewing project!
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