Pattern Weights Tip

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There are many benefits to using pattern weights when making clothes. This demonstration shows several different pattern weights you can use as well as tips on how to best use them. Learn which pattern weights work best with specific fabrics and use these tips to assist your sewing at home.

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7 Responses to “Pattern Weights Tip”
  1. Laurie

    Haven’t seen the weights that were long and curved around the corner before. May just have to go shopping.

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    • BRENDA

      I would love to know where to find them. Probably make them easier than find. Just want something heavier than rice or beans in it.

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      • Customer Service

        Dear Brenda,

        Thank you for your patience. In response to your question-

        You can find pattern weights at many craft and fabric stores and online through retailers like Amazon. There are also lots of people who make custom pattern weights and sell them through sites like Etsy.

        Cheers,
        Ashley
        National Sewing Circle

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  2. Kristin

    Ticket 23264 This didn’t show half of what was promised. Nothing about which to use for which fabric, or the pros and cons. It didn’t even say what the more unusual types are called to google for them.

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    • Customer Service

      Dear Kristin,

      Thank you for your patience. In response to your question-

      This video is specifically talking about using pattern weights with knit fabric. She mentions that the pros of using pattern weights with knit fabric is that it can be much easier to place the weights and cut the piecs using a rotary cutter than trying to place pins and then use scissors. In terms of using pattern weights with other fabrics- you would want to use weight if you were cutting out a fabric like vinyl where you wouldn’t want to use pins because of the permanent holes it can leave in the fabric. Another fabric you may want to consider using weights with is lace, as it can be very tricky to try and get a pin to stay in lace.

      As far as purchasing pattern weights, they can be found at many craft and fabric stores or online through numerous online retailers and specialty shops. In order to find the ones you may be interested in you can narrow your search by looking for ‘specialty pattern weights’ or ‘flexible pattern wieghts’.

      Hope this helps!

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    • Customer Service

      Dear Maryse,

      Thank you for your patience. In response to your question-

      You can find some of these pattern weights at your local craft and fabric stores. If you can not find them there I would recommend purchasing them online through a retailer like Amazon.

      We’d love to have you be a part of our community. We are convinced you will enjoy the benefits of becoming a member and having access to the best instructional how to videos and professional tips. We would like to offer you a special promotion for your first-year membership.
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      Cheers,
      Ashley

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