Welcome to the start of the Tilda Old Rose Showcase. Over the next couple of weeks, designers will be sharing projects made with this sweet range. Soft vintage roses and romantic florals in beautiful shades of violet, periwinkle, jade green, deep rose, and cream. Such a pretty collection that will be available October 1. I have made a few projects with this gorgeous range – first up is a new sewing tutorial for Pyramid Weights. I also have a new pattern which will be released very soon (stay tuned!)
These little Pyramid Weights can be used to keep your book open or to hold your pattern pieces in place. Alternatively, fill with dried lavender and use them as a scented sachet in your wardrobe or linen drawer to keep everything smelling fresh.
To make your own Pyramid Weights, you will need:
- cotton quilting fabric (I used pretty florals from Tilda Old Rose Collection)
- small tassel (or make your own using a skein of embroidery thread and the Clover Tassel Maker)
- dried (uncooked) rice to fill the weight or toy stuffing pellets (alternatively use dried lavender)
From your fabric, cut an equilateral triangle with equal sides measuring 7 inches (all angles will be 60 degrees). These are easy to cut using the 60 degree angle on your quilting ruler.
I made my own tassels using the Clover Tassel Maker and coordinating Cosmo embroidery thread.
With the right sides of the triangle facing, fold in half (bringing two of the corners together) and stitch in place using a 1/4 inch seam.
Bring another corner of the triangle up to meet the other sewn corners. Pin edges together and stitch in place. You will now have two sides of the pyramid sewn, leaving the third side open.
Position the tassel on the inside of the pyramid as shown in the image below. The hanging loop of the tassel will come out the top next to the sewn corners. Pin the remaining side of the pyramid and sew the seam, leaving a 1.5 inch gap for turning.
Turn the pyramid out the right way through the gap in the seam. Fill the pyramid with rice or other weighted stuffing. You can use a funnel or roll up a piece of paper to form a funnel to make it easier to fill. Hand stitch the gap in the seam closed.
Pyramid Weights are an easy sewing project and makes sweet little gifts. This is a beginner friendly project and they can be easily made in under 30 minutes. It is hard to stop at one! With Christmas coming, they would make lovely little stocking stuffers.
If you loved this free sewing tutorial, check out our newest pdf pattern using Old Rose Fabric – Flower Power Pouch.
Disclaimer: Thanks to Two Green Zebras for providing the Tilda Old Rose Fabric that is used in this project.
Hope you will follow along with the Old Rose Showcase. Here is the schedule of designers:
|Tilda Old Rose Showcase|
|27th||Friday||A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR|
|28th||Saturday||MOLLY AND MAMA|
|29th||Sunday||RUBY SEW OH|
|30th||Monday||FRANCES LILLY DESIGNS|
|2nd||Wednesday||A SWEET LIFE|
|3rd||Thursday||A LITTLE PATCHWORK|
|6th||Sunday||KASHZALE HANDMADE COSMETIC BAGS|
|9th||Wednesday||PRETTY LITTLE POPPETS|
|10th||Thursday||JENNY OF ELEFANTZ|
|12th||Saturday||PETALS AND PATCHES|
|13th||Sunday||DEER DARLING DOLLS|
|14th||Monday||THE BIRD HOUSE|
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