In this Getting Started Sewing video clip on how to set up a sewing room, Katrina Marie will show you fabric weights. The next items you will need are fabric weights. These ones are two-pound barbells for weight lifting. They are much bigger and stronger than normal fabric weights. These are used to hold down your fabric patterns when tracing, and fabric when cutting. They come in very handy, so keep them close on your table or on a shelf with the rest of your tools and supplies!