Crafting Weights

You may or may not be familiar with crafting weights. If you are familiar with them, then you know just how useful they are to a crafter. Being creative is so fun and is oftentimes an outlet (at least for me)…..but when “thing” just aren’t going right, I want to give up crafting forever!! Crafting weights hold down material as you measure and cut. They are not just for patterns and fabric. We use our vinyl cutting machines nearly everyday, and crafting weights are so convenient for that crafting front as well!! When cutting out a roll of vinyl, the material rolls right back up if you don’t weigh it down. You can now quit using your cell phone (or anything weighted for that matter) to hold down your materials. Use these ADORABLE and oh so convenient crafting weights instead. The best part? You can whip these crafting weights up in a jiffy.

What you need to make this project

Coordinating Thread
Poly-Pellets® weighted stuffing beads
Sewing Machine
Cutting Mat
Rotary Cutter

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Poly-Fil® Poly Pellets® Weighted Stuffing Beads 6 pound Bag


Price: $29.99

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Step One

Press Fabric.

Cut fabric into 5” x 5” squares. You will need (2) per craft weight. With a ½” seam allowance, each finished weight will be 4” x 4”.

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Step Two

Place right sides together and place on sewing machine.

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Step Three

Do a straight stitch around the perimeter of the square leaving a 2” opening (to put the Poly-Pellets in).

Step Four

**Be sure to backstitch.

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Step Five

Trim each corner of the square.

Step Six

Turn the square right side out.

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Step Seven

Push each corner out by sticking a long object into square (we used a corner stick).

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Step Eight

Fill each bag with 1/2 cup of Poly-Pellets. It is easiest if you use a funnel for this step.

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Step Nine

Top stitch the opening to completely close.

As you can see, crafting weights and Poly-Fil® Poly-Pellets® weighted stuffing beads should be on your craft room shelf! No need to let patterns fly off the table any longer while you are trying to cut them. Let’s take some frustration out of crafting and make it a fun, creative outlet once again!