Wanna make sewing pattern weights that look like your favourite childhood biscuits? Of course you do!
Pattern weights are a great alternative to pins for holding sewing pattern pieces onto fabric when you're tracing them off or cutting them out with a rotary cutter. They're also useful for tracing patterns onto paper for alteration or preservation purposes (here are my tips on tracing sewing patterns).
Until recently, I've just used whatever I had to hand as makeshift pattern weights - scissors, pin holders, a plate o' jaffa cakes (ALWAYS to hand)... A lot of people swear by washers, so a quick trip to B&Q and a nail polish makeover later, and these babies were born!
I started by making rainbow pattern weights, because rainbows...
A few notes on making these:
1) Nail polish on metal takes waaaay longer to dry than you might think. Don't stack these on top of each other for a few days, particularly if you've painted the underside. I did and they stuck together (boo).
2) Laura found a pin helpful for making the marbled icing effect on the Party Ring ones. (Mmm... marbled icing...)
3) Erm... that's it!
If you make your own, we'd love to see! What design would you go for?
PS. We've got a new sewing pattern coming out next week, along with something else extra exciting. Join our email list if you wanna be first to know what they are! (Eep!)
PPS. Liked this? Make an ironing board cover to match!