Sunday, February 22, 2009

Faye made my day!

I was feeling kinda blue yesterday. I really wanted to work on some of my pattern alterations but I'd been having problems with my back lately and it felt pretty bad yesterday. So, standing at my cutting table was not an option for a few days in the past couple weeks. Since I couldn't really sew since I didn't have anything cut out & ready to work on I decided to browsed my favorite blogs to see what was happening with my online sewing friends. When I came to Faye's blog it caught my eye. She made some very pretty pattern weights out of large washers and pretty color ribbons. I thought what a great cheery idea and I instantly wanted a set for myself. Later in the day my back felt a little better and since I live pretty close to a hardware store & craft store I decided to go out. I was able to quickly find the washers and then went to the craft store and found some pretty ribbon on clearance. I almost began to have a little bounce in my step (almost). I got back home and in no time I had my very own set of pattern weights. Here's a pictorial of how they were made. I used fabric glue instead of hot glue, I think they both work fine, also I used two washers wrapped together on a few just for a little extra weight. You'll need ribbon about 28-30" inches long -by- 5/8 to 1" inch wide & just wrap to cover.Fold over and glue end to the back,
So easy and what a way to add some cheer to your sewing space. THANKS FAYE! I had to email Faye and thank her for brightening my day and it kept my day from being a total loss craft wise.

15 comments:

Lesalicious said...

Very nice. Faye totally did give us all a great idea there. Your's cute as well. :)

Jackie said...

Those are cute! Very nice colors!!

knitmachinequeen said...

Jackie is right. Those are too cute. I have some of the pattern weights that I bought more than 20 years ago and I love them.

Elaray said...

Faye inspired me, too! I haven't made it to the hardware or craft store yet.

Opal said...

Those weights are so cute... Glad to see they were able to lift your spirits.....

Aminat said...

Those are very nice and beautiful collections to your sewing room. I hope your back feels better too.
Take care

Susan said...

Those look great! Too cure for sure.

Omega said...

Thanks ladies, they were fun to make and the certainly lifted my spirits!

Cennetta said...

Sorry you haven't been feeling well. What a great idea to make colorful pattern weights. I may have to make a few for myself. Thanks, Omega and Faye.

JC said...

Ditto to every comment..those are cute. And I know all too well about the back thing. It can really get you down--on all levels, so I'll be praying for you. Yes, Faye is very encouraging and I'm sure a blessing to anyone who reads her blog.

Take care.

Faye Lewis said...

WOW, yours are beautiful. I'll have to make a few more this time doubled, thanks for that idea!

Lisa H. said...

I'm sorry to hear that you havent be feeling well. I love what you did with your weights.
I hope you are feeling much better.

Sheila said...

Hoping you are feeling better and the pattern weights are sooo pretty, now if I could just get to the fabric store.

Anonymous said...

I love the washer idea! I will steal this :)

Anonymous said...

I love the washer idea! I will steal this :) -Nashonda

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