How to Make Triangle Pattern Weights

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Why triangle pattern weights?  Well if you make a lot of items where patterns are needed like garments, pattern weights are a good alternative to pins.  Using pattern weights and a rotary cutter can be faster and easier than pins and scissors when cutting out patterns.  They are also perfect for tracing out patterns which is what I use them for most often.  These pattern weights are a great beginner sewing project that anyone with basic sewing skills can make.  They take no time at all and make a terrific gift for the sewist in your life.  This project is a great scrap busting project as well.  

I chose a remnant that I had in my stash for my triangle pattern weights but you can choose any fabric in your stash or scraps.  You could also head to JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores, Hobby Lobby, Fabric,com, or onlinefabricstore.net to get the perfect fabric for your pattern weights.  This post contains affiliate links that If you click on them and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.  As an Amazon associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  

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What you Will Need: How to Make Triangle Pattern Weights

  • Scraps of Fabric
  • Ribbon
  • Weighted pellets, rice, or beans
  • Standard sewing supplies
What you will Need Pattern Weights

Step 1: Cut your Fabrics and Ribbon

Cut one piece of fabric 8″ x 4″ and one piece of ribbon 2 1/2″ long.

Step 2: Add the Ribbon

Place the ribbon 1″ down on one of the 4″ sides on the right side and clip.  

Add the ribbon

Step 3: Sew the sides

Fold the fabric in half so that the 4″ sides are right together and the ribbon is sandwiched between the two pieces of fabric.  Stitch along the side with the ribbon and one other side.  Turn right sides out.  

Sew the side and bottom

Step 4: Fill the Fabric Weights

Fill with weighted pellets, rice, or beans.  

Fill with pellets, rice, or beans

Step 5: Close the Opening 

Close the opening using ladder stitch.  If you are unfamiliar with ladder stitch check out this video.  You have finished your triangle pattern weight. Make several to use when cutting and tracing your patterns.  

Close the opening
How to Make Triangle Pattern weights
Finished Pattern Weight

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How to Make Triangle Pattern Weights

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