|This morning I got up early this morning to work on some|
The above photo is my Flying Geese block for the
After making my block there were all these little triangle
What to do with them???
S~crappy Pincushion Tutorial
|First,take all those triangles and chain piece them together.|
|Press the seams toward the darker fabric.|
|Next,trim all those little ears that are sticking out at the corners|
|Lay out your squares to make sure that the placement is|
|Take your two top pieces and sew them together.|
|Press your seam to the outside.|
Repeat with the two bottom squares.
|This is what they will look like.|
Now sew the top and bottom together.
|Now we need to decide on the fabric for the back side of|
our pincushion. Since I am scrap busting my backing
fabric came from the scrap bin.
|Place your square and backing fabric right sides together,|
and sew. Making sure to leave a 3-4 inch opening.
This is for turning and stuffing purposes.
|Trim off the excess backing fabric.|
|You will also want to trim off all the corners.|
(the tiny pieces in photo)
|Now turn your pincushion right side out.|
|I use a little dowel with a pointed end to poke out the corners.|
These come in every bag of poly fiberfil that I buy. Some
brands do not add these though. So use whatever you have
|Here it is all turned and pressed.|
|Next you will need to use something to stuff this little guy|
with. I used poly fiberfil. The amount depends on how
"stuffed" you like your pincushion.
After stuffing you can either hand sew the opening closed,
or use the machine.
This one I hand sewed. The other ones I sewed on the
|Now for the center button.|
You will need a package of buttons that you can cover
with fabric,and another scrap of fabric.
Alternately you can use a regular button.
|My finished/covered button. There are easy to follow|
instructions on the package.
|For this step you will need very strong thread,or if you don't|
have any,just double up your regular thread.
Start at the back in the center and insert your needle.
|Wrap the thread around the button shank a couple times|
before running the needle back through the pincushion.
|Button sewn on and tied off at the back!|
|So there you have it!|
A (4) S~crappy pincushion (s)!!!