3 Ways to Sew Pattern Weights and enter to WIN a Handmade set for You 😀

3 Ways to Sew Pattern Weights and enter to WIN a Handmade set for You 😀



I made 3 types of pattern weights and YOU can enter to WIN my extras! This video is sponsored by SKILLSHARE. Sign up via https://skl.sh/virginialindsay3 to get 2 free months of amazing classes!

In my last video I mentioned using pattern weights instead of pins and many of you were excited to see them in action 🙂 . Pattern weights are used to hold down a paper pattern onto fabric so you can easily trace or cut out the pattern using a rotary cutter. My original pattern weights are just simple squares of fabric and I wanted to explore some other methods using scrap fabrics and other things I had in my stash.

I found the triangle pattern method here on the blog Tea and a Sewing Machine. Here is the link to visit that post https://www.awilson.co.uk/super-easy-pattern-weights-tutorial/

The good news is that I made 11 EXTRA adorable scrappy weights and I want to give them to one of YOU! For your chance to win the weights…

1. Leave a comment that either says which pattern weight you like best OR which SKILLSHARE class you would take (https://skl.sh/virginialindsay3)

2. Leave another comment (for a second chance) that says you LIKED the video.

3. Leave a 3rd comment (for a third chance!) that says you subscribed to my channel OR that you are already a subscriber 🙂

Check back here next Friday 9/27/2019 to see who the winner is! I can’t contact you through your youtube comment so you will need to either turn on your notifications or come back to see if you are the winner! So exciting!

To make these weights you will need scraps of fabric- 3.5” x 7” for the squares, 3” x 6” for the triangles and 7.5” round for the dumplings. You will also need rice as the weight. For the triangles and squares I also used my sewing machine & thread, iron & ironing board, and hand needle & thread. For the dumplings I used tiny rubber bands and ribbon 🙂

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48 thoughts on “3 Ways to Sew Pattern Weights and enter to WIN a Handmade set for You 😀

  1. My favorite pattern weight was the triangle also. I will be making some of them this afternoon. I would like to investigate the website to see what they might have for clothing design and construction.

  2. Hi Virginia! I really liked your tutorial on pattern weights! It was very easy to understand and I am excited to try making some myself!!

  3. I like the little triangle ones too! I think I would like to take a class on how to read a pattern. I’m a beginner and so far I make it up as I go but I would love to learn more.

  4. You're video popped up and just in time! I was trying to find what to make with scraps! This is perfect!! Those triangle ones are sooo easy to make! Definitely my favorite ones! And the little scissor pattern is adorable!

  5. The triangle ones were my favorites right away. I think they would be easy to pick up and move, and they seem to be less in the way than the others.

  6. Love your videos, but I'm not sure if it's just me but your sound is really bad. I listen with headphones and I still have trouble hearing you talk.

  7. Thank you for your great tutorial, my favourite is definitely the triangle weight, however, I think I'm going to make the others too. They are so cute!

  8. I subscribe! And (just read some comments) the video was a little quiet but it's no biggie. I just turned my volume up a bit. You're doing great! 👏👍😊

  9. The triangles are my favorite! I'm going to try those. I hadn't thought to use rice as the filling! That's a great idea.

  10. Love your cute video.  They were all adorable but if I had to choose it would be the triangle weights!   Thanks for your videos, you always have such good tips!

  11. Saw the notification: a new Virginia video!
    These are cute. I usually just use plain metal washers, but I'd rather have these cuties.

    I knew you liked the triangles the best. 😁 It's a cute pattern. I like the triangles.

    Thanks for the reminder about skillshare, i meant to look into the last time you mentioned it. I think I would like to take a D-SLR course. I have this fabulous camera my husband bought for me, and I use just a few of the settings… 🙄

  12. Woooooooooooooow 😘 😘😘 😘😘 😘😘 😘😘 😘😘 😘😘 😘👍👍👌🌷🌷 🌷🌷 🌷🌷 🌷🌷 🌷🌷 🌷🌷 🌷🌷 🌷🌷 🌷🌷 🌷💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💞💞💞💞💞💞💞 that s great work and good luck with love 💐 💐🌹 beautiful woman 🌹

  13. FIrst, I have to turn my computer volume to 100 just to barely hear you. Is it just me folks? The triangles are awesome. I often use whatever is laying near me as weights…LOL thanks for the video

  14. Hi Virginia, Those are so cute & helpful. My eyes kept going to the triangles 😍 Have a good day. Take care and God Bless, Chris-Raleigh NC ps, I’m sure I would find many interesting classes in skill share.

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