Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Pattern Weights

I really hate pinning.  It takes too much time.  I like to just get to the sewing.  

I saw this idea for Pattern Weights on SewFearless a few months ago and started asking MJL to pick up some washers for me the next time he was at a farmer store.  

 Anna was very disappointed that I didn't use all different ribbons, but I have tons of this ribbon from Jeanette, and I didn't want to dig around for more.  I just wanted to get it done.  

Wrapping ribbon around them took about 10 minutes, and now I don't have to pin patterns anymore!  Yippee!  


Marion said...

Betsy, My mom always used heavy cups--we probably didn't have pins.

Kelsey Gray said...

This is brilliant. I have to share with my seamstress mother!

Jenny said...

I'm not sure I get it. You lay them on top of the fabric and the pattern to hold it down while you cut? I thought you HAD to use pins; you know, it's one of those things you learn as a little girl and don't question. Doesn't the pattern slip around while you're cutting if it's not pinned in place?

I hate the pinning, too. I would probably sew more if not for that!