How-To: Pattern Weights


These adorable pattern weights from A Spoonful of Sugar make me very, very happy. I used to be a pattern weight skeptic. I would use whatever I had on hand to hold my patterns in place—rocks, tin cans, bottles of wine—only to get frustrated when objects were too light, too bulky, or got in the way of making a clean cut. For me, finally trying consistently sized and shaped pattern weights felt like a life-changing event, and has made a huge difference in the accuracy of my fabric cutting. Head over to their website to see the full tutorial!

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Haley Pierson-Cox from Red-Handled Scissors is a maker of crafts, a lover of cats, an avid swearing enthusiast, a cross-stitch book author, and a general purveyor of quirk. She's also sometimes an irritable cartoon named Tiny Cranky Haley.

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