William Morris Sunflower Pincushion

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William Morris Sunflower Pincushion Pattern


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Sewing: William Morris Sunflower Pincushion
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Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic hand sewing

Pattern Description:

I was asked to design a project for the iPhone app, How.Do, in honor of William Morris' birthday. William Morris was a founder of the mid-19th century to early 20th century Arts & Crafts movement. I chose one of his sunflowers as a model for the pincushion and I used upcycled materials because, well, that's what I do.

It's easy and beautiful and wool felt materials are easy to find online.

This download is the template for the inner and outer petals.

TUTORIAL IS HERE: http://sweaterdoll.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/freemade-friday-william-morris.html

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 5.5" (14cm) wide including outer petals


  • 6 1/2" )15cm) diameter repurposed sweater or other stretch knit fabric circle
  • 3 colors of wool felt or felted wool blanket: 1 - 7" (18cm) square for inner petals; 1 - 7" (18cm) square for outer petals; 1 - 10 1/2" x 1 1/2" (27cm x 4cm) strip for bas
  • 2 1/2" (6.5cm) diameter cardboard circle
  • Wool stuffing
  • Basic sewing supplies

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SweaterDoll patterns are designed for long-term huggability and strong emotional appeal because little children make big worlds!

SweaterDoll was born from a love of home production, thrift, and reuse. Inspired by the reuse of clothing and linens in patchwork quilts, my toys and patterns are also rooted in reuse of available textiles and natural stuffing materials.

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