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If you enjoy dress making but don't like to poke pins in your paper patterns, then these pretty pattern weights will hold the pattern still while you cut. 

Step 1:

To make the pattern weights you will need:

fabric scraps
buttons
metal washers ( approx 3/4 in or 20 mm in diameter)
batting scraps
Clover Yo-Yo Maker (Large) 

Step 2: Method

1. Trace a circle that is 1 1/2 in diameter (40 mm) onto a piece of batting and then cut it out.
2. Layer two washers in the centre of the batting and stitch in place.
3. Make a yo-yo as per the instructions on the yo-yo maker. Just before you gather up the yo-yo, position the circle of batting in the centre of the yo -yo.
4.Gather up the yo-yo and secure it so that the batting and washers are enclosed in the yo-yo.
5. Stitch on a button to the front of the yo-yo. 

Step 3: Pattern Weights

These pattern weights are quick to whip up and are a pretty addition to your sewing equipment.

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These are so cute and simple, with no sharp edges to tear the pattern, they won't leave any kind of mark, and so quick to make l can just whip up more whenever the cat steals them. Thanks for thinking to post such clear instructions for something l'm sure you take for granted, but will be such a help to sister sewers!
Excellent and appropriate links back to your blog.
I don't like using pins eithor. this is a nice solution. thanks for sharing.
Thanks Sunshine.<br>
Great! I usually just use the large washers on their own, but this seems like a much better way to go about it.
Thanks Scoochmaroo!

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