Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Pinned!

.......I've been busy... A friend and myself have taken the plunge and decided to sell some of our stuff!
A lot of quilts are going (hopefully) but I wanted some small pieces as well so I made pin cushions. We have a few local craft fairs booked ....there will be a Face Book page ( not my department... I don't do FB) with info of where and when we will be.. as soon as it is up and running I'll post a link.
We have decided to call our little project Nice Stuff.


This is how I made the pin cushions.
Cut two circles of fabric .. I used the Big Shot.


Stitch around the edge... cut an opening in the center, this eliminates sewing up after stuffing


Stuff and roughly close up the hole.Cut a flower from felt..I used the large flowers die 


Take a length of  thread, long enough to wrap 4 times around the pin cushion, start by inserting the needle in at  the top and out at the bottom, repeat between each petal pulling the thread tight. 


Sew  a button on the bottom


And the top..


.. Now you don't need to buy one of mine ... you can make your own!

7 comments:

Tinkertaylor said...

These look great and will fly of the stall......this time next year Rodney we'll be........

Sherry said...

Good luck with your sales - not that you need any! Your pin cushions look fab - thanks for sharing your technique, something else to add to my 'to do' list :)

Sid said...

Brill and good luck with your selling spree !!

MiniOwner said...

These are gorgeous! Thanks for the instructions.
Sue x

Scrapmate said...

Oooh will we see more items for sale? I'm sure it's going to be a big success (wish you were closer).

Karen Gist said...

Wow!!!! these are so pretty!!! Good luck with everything xxx

Suzy said...

Ooh well done I am no sewer but I think even I might manage one of these :)