06 August 2010
Handmade Instant Gratification: Plushie Pincushions
Anyway, usually while I'm sewing I just put my pins on the table because I'm trying to keep my attention focused on the moving needle so I don't sew my fingers to my fabric...there have been a few too many close calls. The problem is, my sneaky cats like to sit on the table and eye up the pins and I'm always afraid they'll steal one when I'm not looking, therefore I finally made a pincushion!
The pattern I used is by Heather Bailey and it is super easy to follow and you end up with a super cute plushie pincushion which she named Square Deal. Go here for the pdf. It took me forever to find a pattern I liked, I must have looked at over 30, but her square design caught my eye. Every time I make something, no matter how simple or small, I try to use it as a learning experience and this little square pincushion pattern taught me how to make perfect square corners. I was thinking I could attempt to modify the pattern to make cube pincushions and one day I might even try to make box pillows or throw pillows using the same techniques to liven up our furniture, it's difficult to make a peach leather hand-me-down couch look stylish (but we still appreciate having it, thanks mom and dad!)
Here are some of the other pincushion patterns/tutorials I found...
Patchwork Pincushion Tutorial
Tin Can Pincushion
Some other cute ones to check out are:
Stickin' it to the pincushion
Dress Form Pincushion
Basic Bottle Cap Pincushion
Happy sewing and pinning!!