Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Pattern Weights

You know how some times you want to be quick and dirty about making something, and you only have 2 pattern pieces and you don't want to use pins? Well I decided to pick up another pack of pattern weights. I had seen them in the store they were different colors not white like my old ones. Called Wonder Weights.

I had not purchased any because they were 15.99. Since I had a coupon for 50% off. I thought what the heck! I didn't open the pack until I got home. I had no idea they were little bean bags full of what ever. Silly me!!! 
Now here is the solution. You do need these Drtiz ones to keep your fabric from sliding, they are heavy little buggers (or you can use your tape dispenser). If you have been sewing for a long time you have at lease 4 of the old ones. They used to come 6 in a pack. 
Here is the solution: Go to home depot and pick up a few of these nuts.
They are under 1.00 each they are great weights for the pattern pieces.  However, they will not stop your fabric from sliding off the table like the Dritz weights. But if you buy a few like I did you probably wont use pins again. 


Tomasa said...

I recently bought some of those same Dritz pattern weights with my 50% off JoAnn's coupon. I purchased two more packages with the next 2 50% off coupons. So glad I did - love them.

Denise Smith said...

Thanks T.
I haven't carried them back yet. I may ind up keeping them also:)