For the last few years I've been wanting to make pattern weights and recently ran across this site and thought the project was just what I'd been looking for. Fortunately, I already had some pre-made yo-yo's from a yard sale find. So all I needed to do instead of making more yo-yo's was to cut open the bunch I had and stuff them with a little bit of batting and some washers that I'd picked up at my local hardware store. Then I finished by regathering the fabric, sewing it closed and adding a button on top.
I had so much fun making them that I eventually ran out of washers but got the idea to use some polished rocks that I had on hand. When the rocks run out I've set aside some pennies to use instead. Overall, a fun and easy project to add a bit of cuteness to your sewing.