It is finially here! My Dreamy Dresden Thread Catcher Pattern is now available for Instant Digital Download. This much anticipated pattern is all over Pinterest and has driven tens of thousands of hits on my blog.
This tutorial style pattern, much easier to make than you might think, features clear and concise directions with numerous photographs of the various steps along the way. There are also hints and tips. Basic sewing skills are necessary.
This little beauty sits perfectly poised to the right or left of the work surface, ready to receive threads, cuttings and clippings. It features a detachable pincushion for those times when you need pins, but not the receptacle bag.
The Dresden block pincushion looks a bit daunting to make but it goes together much faster and easier than you might expect, and the end result is SO pretty!
The weighted base of the pincushion is a fabric covered ceramic tile with non-skid rug backing applied to the underside fabric, allowing the tile to sit firmly on the work surface.
The pincushion measures 5" x 5" x 2" and attaches to a fabric covered tile by 2 Velcro strips. A pretty 5 inch Dresden block sits atop the pincushion. Fill the pincushion with crushed walnut shells or the filling of your choice that will give the pincushion a bit of heft for stability.
The bag measures 5 3/4 inches tall and is 5 1/2 inches across. It has boning inserted in the top cuff to keep the bag open at all times and features a contrasting trim strip where the cuff meets the bag.
The pattern includes easy to follow, detailed tutorial style instructions along with 57 photographs illustrating the various steps along the way. There are also fabric cutting instructions, tips and hints.
These items make great gifts for anyone who sews, quilts, scrapbooks, does bead work or any other activity that produces clippings or cuttings.
The thread catcher is portable and travels nicely to classes and workshops. It can even be used in the car when doing handwork on the road, (as a passenger... of course!) . Just take off the pincushion and slip the tile into the opening in the arm rest.
Bet you can't make just one...