All levels | 29 min 8 sec
Pattern weights are handy little tools that keep pattern pieces in place to make sure you're cutting your fabric as accurately as possible. Artist Rebecca Ringquist created her own Dropcloth sampler after sewing more and wanting a lovely version of this essential tool. This embroidery sampler includes four botanical patterned panels to be embroidered by hand and then when they've been completed, Rebecca demonstrates how to sew them and fill them up. Faster to adjust than pins, weights won't bunch the fabric or leave pin holes in your textiles and are just so pretty to boot.
Embroidery floss Perle cotton size 8 Embroidery needles - Rebecca uses milliner needles, size 3 or 4 Backing fabric: cotton / linen, or other woven / non-stretchy fabric Fusible web like ShapeFlex for reinforcement Six-inch embroidery hoop Rubber fingers or thimbles Scissors /snips Sewing machine Dried rice, beans, or lavender for filling Funnel and spoon Optional: beeswax for threading needlesFind your supplies at Dropcloth Samplers or Snuggly Monkey Learn how to:
Here’s what you’ll need:Pattern weight sampler can be purchased from Dropcloth Samplers
- Add pieces of fabric to extend your design to fit your hoop
- Stitch four different designs
- Chain stitch, French knots, satin stitch, blind stitch
- Use beeswax to help threading your needle
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Embroidered Botanical Pattern Weights Reviews
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I love this idea. My mother in law uses small blocks of metal that are put in socks. While I find that to be a clever solution I would much rather have something that is pretty to look at!
September 2, 2023