Since I have not been able to finish many projects lately I decided to start as small a project as possible so that I could have the satisfaction of actually completing something. So there!
I've been meaning to cover my pattern weights for ages and it was one of those things that I just figured would never get done. What made me finally get around to doing this simple little project was a conversation I had with a fellow sewer about pinning pattern pieces to fabric. I had never heard of it before. Silly me. I have now been educated that this is quite common practice. My friend also uses weights (like cans of tuna) for some of her projects. What she didn't know about was using large washers and nuts (as in 'n bolts). So we both learned something new.
I went to a couple of different hardware stores looking for really large washers and bolts. It was actually kind of hard in my area to find the super big sizes so I settled for what I could find. This was years ago so maybe they are more readily available now. To make them a little heavier I just hot glued two of each together before wrapping the ribbon around them.
I love how colorful they turned out
Now if I could just keep everything as organized as this photo. A girl can dream can't she?
... I made that