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« on: July 03, 2011 11:51:09 PM »

These little pattern weights are for a friend who sews from patterns a lot. We always go to JoAnn pattern sales together and I thought these would be helpful to her since nobody likes pinning patterns! I know I don't.

They're made from some scraps of my old jeans, ribbon from stash, and a sack of pie weights I found at the thrift store. I'm pretty sure the pie weights are lead, so I feel good about saving them from someone's pies as well as from the mouths of the children whose parents frequent that thrift store.

I sealed 'em up good in there. You can see the shape better in this photo. I just drew a equilateral triangle (5.5" each side) for each one, cut it out, and sewed up the sides leaving a hole at the top to put the weights in. I'm ashamed to admit how long it took to draw triangles with three equal sides, so I won't.  Grin

I had enough material for four more, so I made myself a set. I finally got to use this silky blue ribbon I've been hoarding.

Cute little sacks of lead.

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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2011 12:24:12 AM »

They are fun and functional!
Great job.

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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2011 09:55:08 AM »

What a thoughtful and adorable gift - not to mention, a totally clever idea. I hate pinning!

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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2011 07:30:39 PM »

Ooh, what an awesome idea!  I just may need to make myself some of these.  I bet your friend loves them!

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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2012 06:21:47 PM »

Too clever! Thanks for sharing how you did it, these will be very useful!

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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2012 04:16:02 AM »

Great job!
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