Here’s a practical and pretty make for stationery addicts!
If you’re a compulsive note taker like me, paperweights come in handy. A touch of lavender makes this simple pyramid design soothing, too. (Something we all need after a bit of paperwork!)
- Cotton fabric (I’m using a FQ by Craft Cotton Co. Heavier fabric keeps its shape better)
- Sewing needle, thread, scissors
- Dried lavender, rice, and toy stuffing
- Paperweight pattern
- Optional: Sewing machine
Download the pyramid pattern PDF here! Make sure to print at 100%. There are 3 sizes included:
- 5cm = cat toy/drawer freshener
- 10cm = paperweight (what I’m using in this tutorial)
- 15cm or more = door stop, bookends, etc
Putting it all together
Cut out one square and four triangles of your chosen size.
Sew two of the triangles on one edge, right sides together. Repeat for the other pair. Press the seams flat with an iron; this helps make all the corners of the pyramid sharper. You’ll be left with two ‘diamonds’.
Sew the two diamonds right sides together on one edge. This seam makes the tip of the pyramid. I find getting a sharp tip is easier when I sew two seams that cross over the middle.
If you turn out the triangles you’ll get a peek of what it’s going to look like once finished!
Pin the base of the pyramid in place, with all the fabric wrong side out.
The key is to make sure the corners of the base line up with the seams of the triangles. If your pyramid is smaller than mine, it might be easier to hand sew it!
Leave a 1″ gap. Heavier fabrics might need more. Trim the corners and turn the fabric right-side out. Use a pin to gently pull out the corners.
Stuff the top of the pyramid with toy stuffing to keep its definition, then use a funnel to add a couple tablespoons of lavender. Fill the rest of the paperweight with dry rice. Sew the gap closed with whip stitch or ladder stitch. Done!
Smells so good even the kitties liked it!
Lots of crafty love,
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