Sunday, November 10, 2013

Mini Yarn Wreath Pattern Weights

Hi there sewing friends!  I shared how to make Mini Yarn Wreath Pattern Weights as part of National Sewing Month with The Sewing Loft.  I made a few more and gave them to my Mom for her birthday recently so I thought I'd share them here too.  I think they are the perfect gift for a fellow sewist, don't you?


These little cuties are so easy to make!

It's fun to play around with different colors of yarn and bits of felt. I think the purple one is my favorite! Want to make some?  I'll show you how.  It's easy!!

Start with 3/4'' washers from the hardware store. I think they cost me a little over 50 cents each.  They are about 2 1/2'' wide.

Cut 3 lengths of yarn about 45'' long. Wrapping 3 at a time makes the wrapping go faster.  Stick the ends on the back of the washer with a dab of hot glue.  Wrap the yarn evenly and squish it together as you go. Finish it off with another dab of hot glue right where you started and trim away the extra yarn.

On some of them I added bits of felt for even more cuteness. I just glued on the felt bits and then wrapped an additional length of yarn around them.



They work out great!  


Once and a while I find that I need a little more weight so I just stack up two as needed.


I packaged them up for my Mom in a little paper mache box from my local craft store! 

...and tied it up with a little ribbon!

A great little gift to add to your list :) If you make some, I'd love to see them!
 Happy Sewing!




2 comments:

  1. I used these this week to cut out my friend's wedding dress. They are awesome. Work like a dream and they are so fancy compared to butter knives ;) I am so glad that you gave them to mom and that I benefit from using them. You rock!

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  2. These are so cute..great idea thanks!!

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