Weights, Drape and Shape

Today was a bit of a housekeeping day in terms of my sewing . I decided to make a set of pattern weights for me to use as so many bloggers I follow use them and I think they would make it easier to cut out . I had seen an idea on another blog here.

This gave me an idea of trying to make some myself.potential weightsI took myself to the hardware store to find washers but came home with these nuts the biggest they had . They are a good weight for what I needed.

wrappingI used ribbon that I had on hand and also some PVA glue (wood glue) to bond the ribbon to itself.
wrapt nutOnce the nuts was completely covered I glued the ribbon and held it in place to dry with a peg.

I made 15 in total so am looking forward to using them soon.

The other part of my day involved receiving some pattern making books to borrow from a friend. They are amazing.

These books contain patterns and instructions for some wonderfully clever garments .

I have added them all to my birthday wishlist. If you love a challenge and ingenious design ideas you will enjoy these. I am thrilled to have a few weeks to play with them. I will post my creations as soon as they are done.

Happy creating,

Sue 🙂

About suebsewbyme

Australian fabric fanatic who loves to sew and create interesting garments . Creativity is my mantra.
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2 Responses to Weights, Drape and Shape

  1. Barbara says:

    Nice pattern weights, I use beach rocks.

    I have one of the Drape Drape books, but I fell at the first hurdle, the tracing, very complicated. Sew Busy Lizzy has made beautiful outfits from the books, have a look at hers.

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