Wednesday, November 7, 2007
My friend J gave me a book of small printed cotton fabric samples. Some of the prints are especially pretty. But what to do with these? Well, I picked up a neat idea from the Tips section of one of my favourite websites, www.sewing.patternreview.com. A reader suggested making fabric weights by stuffing pieces of fabric with coins.
Since I have a million pennies, I counted out batches of 50 and sewed them into the fabric samples. The stitching is a bit wonky on some of them, but the pennies are tricky to maneuver.
I've seen those yellow coated metal fabric weights that cost close to $20 and you don't get very many of them in a package. These cost me 50 cents each as the fabric was free.
I still have lots of the samples left and will be using them to make some cloth dolls. I will share more about the dolls in a future post.