DIY pincushions

For your sewing kit, you will definitely need at least one pincushion, if not more. I, for example have one for the needles, one for the pins and one attached to the sewing machine, whenever I use a needle and do not put it at his place.

Things to use:

  • Material for the stuffing
  • Pencil
  • Fabric for the big circle – square of 25 cm
  • Fabric for the small circle – Square of 6cm
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Sewing thread
  • Thick waxed thread
  • A4 paper
  • Button

Things to do:

  1. First thing is first. You have to select the materials the color of your choice and you should as well think of how to combine them, as to turn out a beautiful and nice pincushion. Make a print of a 20-inch circle on an A4 paper and then as well a smaller circle of 4.5 in diameter.
  2. After having made these patterns take them and put them on the materials, take the pencil and draw an outline around the circle on the materials. Then take the scissors and start cutting the circles from the materials.
  3. This is the moment when you have to take the bigger circle, take some pins and fold inside with the help of the pins about 0.5 cm. this is the preparation for when you actually gather it.
  4. Then, take a needle with a thread of the colour of your choice, one that will look good on the material, and start sewing it with a running stitch. This stich is all about gathering the material inside and forming a cocoon. Do not finish it entirely from the first hand, leave it space where you can add the stuffing.
  5. Now, it is time to make the pincushion as stuffed as you want. Put as much stuffing as possible, be generous as this will give it the nice touch and feeling. Then you can close the stitching. Make a knot in order for it to be better secured and then cut the thread left overs.
  6. Take the thread you want to wrap around your cushion and start from the bottom to the upper part. What you actually have to do is to wrap the thread around the cushion several times, leaving spaces that will give it different segments. Make sure the thread you use is nicely coloured. At finishing knot the thread to have it secured and make sure it will not unwrap.
  7. This is the time when you can take the button and attach it to the upper part of your pincushion.
  8. The smaller circle is for the bottom. In order to make it more stable, just add the smaller circle to the bottom. It will create more stability and as well a nice look. Sew it and here you go. You have your beautiful colored pincushion.



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