Create Doughnut Sewing Weights From Scraps
Use your colourful fabric scraps to make these cute sewing weights
Not only is this a great way to use up small scraps of material that might otherwise end up in the bin, it is super handy to have a good amount of sewing weights to use when holding down stretchy fabric, paper sewing patterns/templates, and lightweight/shiny fabrics which might otherwise slip off the surface you’re working on.
Watch my FREE video tutorial below to find out how to make them:
You will need:
fabric scraps approx 12cm wide
iron on interfacing
sewing machine and/or hand sewing needle and matching thread for fabric
Make a doughnut template approx 12cm diameter with 1.5cm diameter hole
Cut 2 of the doughnut shapes from interfacing
Iron interfacing onto wrong side of fabric
Put the 2 doughnut shapes right sides together and sew around outer edge, leaving a 2 inch gap
Turn the right way and press with iron then use embroidery foot on sewing machine or hand sew using whip stitch around central hole raw edge.
Turn seam allowance of turning gap inwards and hand sew gap using ladder stitch or whip stitch.
For the wrist pin cushion, add a heavier weight fabric to one side (to stop pins going through the other side to your skin) plus elastic to fit your wrist.