Learn how to make your own pattern weights to hold down patterns on fabric or keep your vinyl flat while weeding.
Tired of pinning pattern pieces to your fabric before you cut? Frustrated with craft vinyl that won’t stay flat while you weed it? Make yourself DIY some pattern weights and you’ll be able to cut and weed much faster! These cut chicken, unicorn, and bunny-themed pattern weights are super easy to make and very effective! Let me show you how to make some DIY pattern weights for sewing and weeding!
Ready to make your own DIY pattern weights? This step-by-step tutorial shows you how to do it. This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won’t cost you a penny more)! Read my full disclosure policy.
Materials to Make DIY Pattern Weights
- Quilting cotton, fleece, or felt in a variety of colors
- BBs or very small rocks
- Pins (for keeping fabric attached while sewing)
- Sewing machine as shown in the video, this sewing machine as another option, or needle and thread for hand sewing
- A way to cut your material, such as a rotary blade, scissors, or a Cricut cutting machine
- Pink FabricGrip mat (if you’re cutting this on your Cricut Maker; you can use the green StandardGrip mat if you’re cutting on your Cricut Explore)
- Design #227 (My free DIY pattern weights pattern which comes as an SVG cut file or printable PDF pattern ( available here and in my free resource library—get the password by filling out the form at the bottom of this page)
How to Cut and Sew the DIY Pattern Weights
Tutorial coming soon! Feel free to download and play with the pattern in the meantime.
Get my free printable PDF and SVG files to make your own DIY pattern weights!
Have questions? Come on over and ask in our Facebook group — everyone is welcome! We’d love to see your DIY pattern weights, too! Please share them in the group, tag me with #jennifermaker, or email me at [email protected].