The last time I stopped by the hardware store I made sure to pick up some washers to use as pattern weights. So far, I have have been making do using cans, cups, silverware, wooden play blocks, and anything else that I could easily get my hands on. You can buy pattern weights, but I loved having prettier weights at only the fraction of the cost.
These washers set me back only 40 cents a piece and when I asked on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram how I could pretty them up, I was deluged with suggestions.
- Leave them be!
- Nail polish
- Scrapbooking Paper + Diamond Glaze/ModPodge Dimensional Magic [tutorial]
- Contact Paper
- Fabric Yo-Yos
- Sew Daily’s Fabric Pattern Weights
- Fabric Bundles
- Wrap with Fabric Strips
- Wrap with Yarn
- Wrap with Ribbon
I detest glue and painting and yarn… so ribbon won out for me.
Have you used washers as pattern weights? Did you take the time to pretty them up? Which method would you choose?
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