Monday, July 12, 2010

Pattern Weights Organizer Tutorial

At the beginning of June, I made pattern weights using metal washers from the hardware store. I realized right away I also needed a way to organize them so they don’t get lost. Stacking them seemed like a good solution. Here’s what I came up with and how you can make a pattern weights organizer, too.

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  • 2¼-inch wood disk to serve as the base
  • Cloth rag
  • Wood glue
  • Drill with a ¼-inch bit
  • Sandpaper
  • 1 4-inch length of ¼-inch dowel
  • Bead with a ¼-inch hole
  • Acrylic paint
  • 2 paintbrushes
  • Polyurethane sealer
  • 2¼-inch circle of adhesive-backed felt
Step 1: Find the center of the wood disk and drill a ¼-inch hole. Wipe clean with cloth rag.
Step 2: Put a little wood glue in the hole you drilled and insert the wood dowel.
Step 3: Lightly sand until smooth and wipe clean with cloth rag.
Step 4: Paint the base and dowel.
Step 5: Seal with a coat of polyurethane.
Step 6: When dry, attach the circle of adhesive-backed felt to the bottom of the base.
Step 7: Stack your pattern weights and top with your bead (do not glue the bead as you want to be able to remove it to use your pattern weights.

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And there we are, a cute way to corral pattern weights. I’ve posted a PDF version here and in my Tutorials section in the right-hand column.

3 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Very clever Junie Moon! I especially love Mr. Smiley Bead Guy!

iSew said...

You are so clever! I love this.

Storybook Woods said...

Well that is soo true, you would need a weight organizer. Your the smartest xoxox Clarice