Created by: dragling
Project

Pin cushion caddy

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.

You Can Make This

dragling made Pin cushion caddy with:

  • Fabric scraps; heavyweight interfacing; cardboard

Project Description

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.

Q&A with dragling

tamik asked:
cute!
dragling answered:
Thanks!
Mervie asked:
That is really cute and functional. It looks great!
dragling answered:
Thank you! It's a gift, but I have to say I've enjoyed testing it out for the past week or so... really handy to keep everything in one place while working

Skill Level

Intermediate

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