Whether you’re working on a project with many pattern pieces or just a few, you can save time with pattern weights. Pattern weights can be used in place of pins to hold a pattern piece on top of your fabric while cutting it out. Not only is it easier to simply place a weight on the fabric rather than insert a pin, but you can save your finger tips from pricks as well!
Fabric weights are also great to use if you are cutting out silk, canvas, leather, or some other kind of fabric that pins would leave permanent marks in. Pins can always be used on these fabrics by placing them in the seam allowances only, however that can get tricky and be time consuming, whereas the weight are a simple alternative.