Wednesday, 15 August 2012
Pincushion and Thread Basket
I've made up a few of these sets and they're lots of fun! The pincushion is as close as I've ever gotten to quilting and I can see why people get addicted. I know I'll never have the patience to do a whole quilt, so the pincushions will have to do for the moment. This is a great scrap busting project.
To make the pincushion, I used this tutorial.
I'd recommend sewing the button on before you stuff the pincushion. It's much easier when you can get to the needle through the back. The pincushion is stuffed with tiny scraps of wool. I chopped it up into tiny pieces. It's meant to be good for the pins.
This is the tutorial I used to make the thread basket/scrap bag.
The only change I made was to use 8 x 10" pieces for the bag so that it was a little wider. It sits on the table next to my machine. Did you notice my label on there? I keep forgetting to add them to things when I sew.
This set was for my Sister-in-law's birthday. I hope they make sewing a whole lot happier for her!