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William Morris Sunflower Pincushion


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Skills Needed

  • Hand Sewing

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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. The download has the entire tutorial and templates. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic hand sewing SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 5.5" (14cm) wide including outer petals

Supplies Needed

  • 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
  • 6 1/2" )15cm) diameter repurposed sweater or other stretch knit fabric circle
  • Basic sewing supplies

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