Pin Cushion Caddy
InstructionsThe pattern can be found in Seams to Me by Anna Maria Horner
Type of item: Functional
Style: Cute, Whimsical
Fabric scraps; heavyweight interfacing; cardboard
What are you most proud of?
The handstitching is invisible!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I didn't follow the pattern measurements for the length of the piece that makes up the inside cylinder. Instead when I finished sewing my wedges into a round, I carefully measured around the opening, added an inch (for 1/2" seam allowances) and used that number instead. As a result I also ended up modifying the interfacing size, and the sizes of the circles used to complete the proejct. All it took was a little basic geometry, improvisation, and some forewarning that it would be problematic from having read about it in many places.
I found that I wish I had even stiffer interfacing, though I bought the thickest stuff I could find. I didn't have problems until stuffing at which point moving all the fiberfil around inside sort of bent the interfacing in a couple places making it more prone to bulging in. I have managed to smoosh it around to make it stay, but I'm sure over the life of this little guy the walls of the inside bucket will shift around some. I read somewhere that putting a coffee can inside while stuffing helps.