Hello everyone!! Kymona here, and I’m still excited about Valentine’s Day. The entire month of February should be dedicated to love. It’s safe to assume all of us here have a love for sewing, right, so I hope your ready for this new project I have in store for you. Fabric weights!! Yes, they are the cutest thing I’ve seen in a while; I might be a bit bias since I made these.
Plus, it’s a great stash buster!
Finished fabric weight size: 3.5 inches x 3.5 inches
Materials to Create a Fabric Weight
- Fat Quater ( I used Hello Sweetheart by Echo Park)
- Lightweight Fusible Interfacing
- Straight Ruler
- Rotary Cutter and Mat
- White Thread
- Sewing Needle
- Point Turner
Instructions to Sew a Fabric Weight
Step 1 – Cut the fabric
Cut (1) fabric quarter and (1) piece of fusible interfacing to 8 inches x 4 inches.
Note: All seams allowances are 1/4 inch unless otherwise noted.
Step 2: Prepare the fabric for sewing
Fuse the lightweight fusible interfacing to the wrong side of the cut material.
Cut a piece of ribbon cut about 2 to 3 inches in length and fold in half, raw edges together. Place the folded ribbon 1 inch from the top of the 4-inch side — raw edge to raw edge.
Fold the fused fabric in half on the 8-inch side.
Pin/clip or hold in place.
Step 3: Sew the sides together
Attach the Patchwork foot #97D foot to your machine. Sew two sides together to form the fabric weights.
Step 4: Iron the edge
Fold the unsewn edge a 1/4 of an inch and iron in place.
Step 5: Trim and turn the fabric
Trim the two sewn corners.
Turn and use a point turner to poke out the corner.
Step 6: Fill with rice and create the triangle
Take the two corners and bring them together to form the fabric weight.
Fill the pouch up with rice. Leave about a 1/4 inch from the top.
Pin or clip top edges together.
Step 7: Hand stitch to close
Use a needle and thread to stitch the pouch close.
Nice and easy, right!! It’s such a great way to use all of those scrap pieces of fabric you have in your stash. Even if you don’t cut patterns, you can gift them to someone who does!
Fabric weights are easy to make and use. Anyone who cut patterns would love to own a set of these.