InstructionsThis is what I call a no brainer. It was so easy to put together.
Type of item: Functional
Style: Traditional, Cute, Holiday, Whimsical
I used pre-quilted material that has a cotton fabric with a design on both sides. Packaged double fold bias binding for the edges. The pincushion was made with cotton fabrics and filled with poly fiberfil. You can stuff it with whatever you like. You can make the actual pin cushion round or square. If you want too you can ad a thin piece of plastic inside it to keep the pins from poking through into the furniture or you if it's laying across your leg. You can just cut one out of a butter tub lid.
What was your inspiration?
I came up with this idea from looking at one like it that I rec'd from a friend as a gift. I changed it enough to make it my own design.
What are you most proud of?
I made these for a pin cushion swap. I love to hand sew and thought they would be useful for someone who does that too. They are handy and can be carried along with on the go projects.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Just have fun with making what you enjoy doing. I used the double sided pre-quilted material. That way you just cut a strip of it, mine were 6" wide X 18" long. Sew the bias tape across the ends, then fold the ends up to make a pocket on each end. Then sew bias tape along the sides to hide the raw edges. I sewed a line from the fold up to the top edge where the bias tape goes across and made seperate little pockets. They can hold a spool of thread, small scissors, a packet of needles, or even the 'dreaded' seam ripper..Then just make a simple pincushion and attach it with a large button.