I use large heavy nuts as pattern weights to, well, hold down my patterns as I cut them out. While extremely functional and economical, as I was cutting out a project today I realized that my pattern weights are pretty boring.
I use these things all the time, so why not spend a minute to spiff them up a teeny bit?
I then hand stitched around the edges, leaving an opening to slip the nut in and then finish stitching all the way around
I used stuff I had on hand, so these are still a super cheap alternative to traditional pattern weights!
(oh look, there's a sneak peek at my current project!)
Tell us! Have you taken the time to fancy up any of your sewing tools lately?