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Perfect Pattern Weights

Stop squandering the waning moments of your life.  Stop pinning.

Why have I spent so much time pinning patterns to fabric?  I guess it’s how I learned when I was a clumsy little beast and prone to knocking my patterns askew all the time.  It takes time and bloodshed to use pins, which is pretty metal, but not really great for whacking out a stack of garments in one go.  To solve this problem, a cottage industry has emerged.  I’ve read tutorials on the internet for making your own pattern weights; some people even sell them.  They’re often stacks of metal washers wrapped perplexingly in ribbon or bias tape. Do you have time to beribbon the humble washer? No, no you don’t.

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