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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. 
 
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Step 1:

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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

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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

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

For more free tutorials, check out A Spoonful of Sugar. 


A Spoonful of Sugar is a Mother/Daughter Blog, where we aim to put Creativity into the everyday and we dabble in a large range of crafts including sewing, quilting, embroidery, paper crafts, and more. We would love to have you drop by and say hello.
wilgubeast2 years ago
Excellent and appropriate links back to your blog.
sunshiine2 years ago
I don't like using pins eithor. this is a nice solution. thanks for sharing.
aspoonfulofsugar (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
Thanks Sunshine.
scoochmaroo2 years ago
Great! I usually just use the large washers on their own, but this seems like a much better way to go about it.
aspoonfulofsugar (author)  scoochmaroo2 years ago
Thanks Scoochmaroo!
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