Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Simple Sewing Companion


Simple Sewing Companion

This quick and easy sewing case is pretty and practical

http://www.popularpatchwork.com/news/article/mps/uan/213

Hand Sew Felt Using Whip Stitch

Tutorial: Hand Sew Felt Using Whip Stitch

When you read this tutorial, my instructions might seem terribly obvious. But if you look at the stitching on my first stuffie, you'd see it wasn't obvious to me. :) Now that I've worked out a system, I'm able to jump right into my felt projects without having to labor over, and struggle with, the stitching.
http://www.futuregirl.com/craft_blog/2007/01/tutorial-hand-sew-felt.html
For other options to hand sew felt see my blanket stitch tutorial and my post about choosing between whip stitch and blanket stitch.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Come Feast Your Eyes on pin keeps!

Pincushion group on flickr! The biggest, the best an the most pincushions in any group on Flickr!
http://www.flickr.com/groups/pincushions/
I love grabbin my fav cuppa and just siting back and looking at all these scrumptious pin keeps, Create by so many talented
people..Hope you enjoy also!
Sherrie

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

102 free ccst - free fabric-ccst

102 free cross stitch patterns - http://free-cross-stitch.howto.cz/ I love the stitched quilt blocks
http://free-cross-stitch.howto.cz/

Yes....I am going to give away FREE FABRIC every week!!

FREE FABRIC -- and I am going to give it away every Friday!! Giving back is so important and it is my plan to give away free fabric to quilters, people who love to sew and those who have been wanting to be involved in quilting. Starting Friday, January 2nd, I am going to draw the name of one lucky person who has signed up for the drawing on our web page and award that perosn with two yards
http://winfabric.blogspot.com/2008/12/yesi-am-going-to-give-away-free-fabric.html

happy holidays! from Angry Chicken

I hope everyone has a lovely holiday, a safe and fun New Year's Eve, I wanted to cross-stitch a little stuffed linen ornament for the tree this year, but didn't get to it. So, I changed the 2008 to a 2009 and will be ahead of the game for next year Click here to get the pattern for this. http://angrychicken.typepad.com/angry_chicken/2008/12/happy-holidays.html


How To Make Winter Citrus Potpourri

http://tipnut.com/citrus-potpourri/

Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas To All

St. Luke 2: 1 – 14

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.

(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David)

To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them at the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them; and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace,
good will toward men.

Christmas Prayer For my Friends...

I said a Christmas prayer for you all my friends,
Because this Christmas Season's near
I didn't ask for riches or materialistic things
But I did ask for gifts so much more and dear.

I asked for you all to have joyful gatherings
With your family all around
And for warm fuzzies to surround you

I asked for quiet moments for you to reflect upon
And In your hearts on Christmas morning
Be a special time to celebrate
The Savior who was born.

I asked for you my friends to send your best
To those you know to show you care
I asked for peace and love and hope
for you my friends and your families too
And I know God heard my prayer.

God Bless You All...See you all after Christmas!
Love Sherrie


Saturday, December 20, 2008

Win Fabric

I saw this post from a friend of mine..and I did go check out this blog..This gal is wonderful!!
Check out her blog.
http://www.winfabric.blogspot.com/
The website is http://www.winfabric.com
It's a new online shop. She plans on giving away 2 yards of fabric a week starting in January. I didn't get a good look at the site yet but what I saw looked good.

http://winfabric.com/cgi-bin/bigsender/freefabric.cgi

Thanks for visiting us and wanting to enter WINFABRIC.COM’s weekly drawing
for two yards of free beautiful 100% cotton fabric!!

And the best part of it is that YOU get to select which two yards you want from WINFABRIC.COM’s
large assortment of fabrics in our web store.

Once the lucky winner is chosen, we will send you an email and YOU will be able to choose
any two yards from our web site!! How awesome is that!!!!

Starting January 2nd and every week thereafter,
WINFABRIC.COM’s will select one lucky winner to
receive this fantastic fabric present!!

No purchase necessary. It’s FREE!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Link Keeper a must to see!

We have all said to our selves I would love to make such N such , but do not know "How To" Oh my gosh you must see this gals Lisa of The Princess And The Monkey...Lisa has a amazing list of tutorials! "HOW TO"

This is a link keeper for sure
Thank you Lisa!!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Calico Cat

OoOoh just what we need right before Christmas right??
feel in-love with some of her PinKeep patterns!
Go by her shop and see all her wonderful pinkeep patterns
Then let Santa know if have you been a good or naughty this year???



Sunday, November 30, 2008

Cheater Quilt Step-by-Step

This is a wonderful tutorial for making a Cheater Quilt Step-by-Step by:
The Cart Before The Horse

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Crazy About Pincushions

Crazy About Pincushions
is a awesome yahoo group open to all who would like to join
I'm a newbie member and am kinda just lurking,But I'm so happy to have joined this wonderful group the above picture is a pin keep created by:Susanne, moderator of Crazy About Pincushions from Australia
here is their Description of Crazy About Pincushions
This is a group for anyone who is a collector of pin cushions/needle keepers, makes pin cushions, has patterns for pin cushions they want to share (not copywritten), advice about fillers for pin cushions, which fabrics make the best pin cushions or needle keepers, where to find patterns and sources for antique pin cushions, and anything else that has to do with pin cushions, needle keepers and stickpins/hatpins. We are also a voluntary sharing/swapping group who occasionally do pincushion, needle keeper and stickpin swaps with other members. This is a really fun group and if you are interested in joining a group that enjoys talking about pincushions/needlekeepers and sharing ideas and information, as well as being part of a group with a lot of friendly caring women, we look forward to welcoming you.
For those of us who love pinkeeps, I hope you will join this wonderful group , Sherrie

Pinks and Needles By: Gigi Minor


Pinks and Needles By: Gigi Minor
Tucson, Arizona
Gigi has totaaly adorable pinkeeps on her blog and in several magazines.What eye candy!
Go by her blog and get inspired, I'm running out to by the new issue of "Sew Simple"
What i love about Gigi creations is she create pinkeeps and pins too!!
Hugs Sherrie

Friday, November 28, 2008

I'm looking for this pattern??

Does any one have the pattern for these directions?????
JANA'S STAR PINCUSHION
To make a Star Girl Pincushion, cut a star shape from 2 pieces of material.Cut a round, white fabric shape and sew on one of the stars for theface......leave a small opening and insert some poly fil. Close the opening and construct the star as you would any pincushion. Now hand stitch the face to give it some definition...pinch up and secure a nose, etc. Now paint this face with a flesh color and add painted features. Embellish with beads and sequins.
I do not have the actual pattern for Star Girl Pincushion, But I'm using the star below and going to give it try..I just did not under stand one thing ..do I sew the round circle on a star before I sew the two pieces of star together???

Free PinnKeep Patterns

Thursday, November 27, 2008

PinKeeps and Stitchin Too

This is the Stitchin part of PinKeeps and Stitchin Too..
I couldn't find any PinKeeps books on amazon thet tugged at my heart..
But I did buy these two quiltung books for beginners *waving me hand that would be me:*)
I bought the above book Leslie Linsley's New Weekend Quilts: 25 Quick and Easy Quilting Projects You Can Complete in aWeekend"Leslie Linsley; Paperback; $0.25
with shipping total was $4.24
For that great price I figure I couldn't go wrong..The reviews on this beginner book were out standing..so we shall see!!
I bought the above book Quick Country Quilting: Over 80 Projects Featuring Easy, Time saving Techniques"Debbie Mumm; Paperback; $3.26
Shipping & Handling:$3.99 ------ Total for this Order:$7.25
My second I bought is above..again I spent time reading the 15 reviews and it seemed the they were all giving 5 stars for this beginners book.The projects didn't intimidate me. Right away I was the cat quilt and thought of my sister,How proud I would be to quilt her a throw from this design!! alrighty back to basting our Turkey!!

My two Pinkeep books


Making Fabulous Pincushions: 93 Designs For Spectacular & Unusual Projects by Jo Packham

These are my only two pinkeep books
The above book "Making Fabulous Pincushions" is gorgeous and is for a experienced sewer.
What i LOVE about this book is the full size patterns.. Also there is 93 designs all unusual and AWESOME! Any one who loves making pinkeeps should have this book in their library!!
Pretty Little Pincushions (Pretty Little Series) (Hardcover)by Lark Books

http://www.amazon.com/Pretty-Little-Pincushions/dp/1600591442/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1227808279&sr=1-1

This is a cute book with lots of new up to date designs,For a beginner like me it is a good book to have..Thing I dislike about the book is the patterns are not full size.

Free Wrist Pincushions

I have been doing a search to find a free pattern to make a wrist pinkeep for my daughter and daughter inlaw and a couple sewing friends..I came across this free pattern that could be turned into a wrist pinkeep. For some reason I have been drawing a blank freeze up kinda thing when it comes to making a wrist pinkeep STUPID as it sounds..After Thanksgiving is over I am just going to sit down and do it until I am happy with one.Does any one else draw blanks or freeze up??
here are some wonderful links to Free Wrist Pincushions:
I do research to find these awesome links..all I ask is you give credit where credit is do..thanks.
Green Kitchen's Wrist Pincushion Tutorial and Give-away
Green Kitchen's Flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/greenkitchen/121552035/
offset square wrist pincushion tutorial
Sew Mama Sew Pincushions & Pins Wrist Pincushion -
Shrinky Dink PinsWho could resist these fun pins from Hillary of Wee Wonderfuls? Here is Hillary’s Shrinky Dink Tutorial.
Magnetic Wrist Pincushion
Free Online Pin Cushion Projects
There are some great projects available to provide inspiration as well as instruction.
AllFreeCrafts.com - Ring pin cushion
Instructables.com - Bottle cap pin cushion
BerninaUSA.com - Wool sweater pin cushion (uses recycled sweaters)
SunBonnetSue.com - Sun Bonnet Sue pin cushion
MyLittleMoochi.com - Wrist pin cushion
Pin cushions use tiny pieces of fabric and are a great way to use up odds and ends and remnants.
They make great gifts for sewers and all sorts of crafts people (knitters and crocheters sew up their garments, card makers sometimes use stitching on cards etc). Add a pack of needles and some pins with funky colored ends for a thoughtful gift.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving To ALL

The First ThanksgivingIn 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast which is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. This harvest meal has become a symbol of cooperation and interaction between English colonists and Native Americans. Although this feast is considered by many to the very first Thanksgiving celebration, it was actually in keeping with a long tradition of celebrating the harvest and giving thanks for a successful bounty of crops. Native American groups throughout the Americas, including the Pueblo, Cherokee, Creek and many others organized harvest festivals, ceremonial dances, and other celebrations of thanks for centuries before the arrival of Europeans in North America.

The Pilgrims' MenuFoods That May Have Been on the MenuSeafood: Cod, Eel, Clams, LobsterWild Fowl: Wild Turkey, Goose, Duck, Crane, Swan, Partridge, EaglesMeat: Venison, SealGrain: Wheat Flour, Indian CornVegetables: Pumpkin, Peas, Beans, Onions, Lettuce, Radishes, CarrotsFruit: Plums, GrapesNuts: Walnuts, Chestnuts, AcornsHerbs and Seasonings: Olive Oil, Liverwort, Leeks, Dried Currants, ParsnipsWhat Was Not on the MenuSurprisingly, the following foods, all considered staples of the modern Thanksgiving meal, didn't appear on the pilgrims's first feast table:Ham: There is no evidence that the colonists had butchered a pig by this time, though they had brought pigs with them from England.Sweet Potatoes/Potatoes: These were not common.Corn on the Cob: Corn was kept dried out at this time of year.Cranberry Sauce: The colonists had cranberries but no sugar at this time.Pumpkin Pie: It's not a recipe that exists at this point, though the pilgrims had recipes for stewed pumpkin.Chicken/Eggs: We know that the colonists brought hens with them from England, but it's unknown how many they had left at this point or whether the hens were still laying.Milk: No cows had been aboard the Mayflower, though it's possible that the colonists used goat milk to make cheese.Source: Kathleen Curtin, Food Historian at Plimoth Plantation

Thursday, November 20, 2008

From Alegacy of stitches

I have found such a delightful , and inspiring blog.Right now I'm going through a creative slump.This has never happened to me before and it is frustrating to say the least.
Seems every thing I go to make I don't have what I need as far as supplies,
or start then loose interest I sure need a pick me up,has any one else gone through a creative slump?? Funny thing about it all I really really want to create Some thing..
I was looking as I love to do at other artisans and seeing the wonders of their creations..I came across " Alegacy of stitches " would like to share with you this wonderful gals awesome blog..Be sure to visit her and leave a comment.Its a wonderful thing people create but a blessing to others when they also share from their heart to us all. and Alegacy of stitches certainly has done this!!

A little early Christmas gift for all of you!
Christmas Sampler
Momma's Pincushions
The "Pickled Pink Pincushion" Tutorial
"Pickled Pink Pincushion" pattern.
Alegacy of stitches tutorials and free patterns
A Little Halloween Sampler
A Little Christmas Sampler
The Pickled Pink Pincushion Tutorial
And I quote:
Coming soon........... Alegacy of stitches
*Tutorial for my Redwork Pincushion will be posted soon (I'm working on some accessories to go along with the pincushion).*A Trio of Woolfelt Christmas Ornaments will be posted on Thanksgiving Day.*Tutorial for the "Puzzle Quilt" will be posted at the end of November.*How we came to live in Henderson - a timely post in December when we celebrate our 2 year anniversary in our new home*A Block-of-the-month will begin in December. I have lots and lot of fun in store for you, so please "stay tuned"!!!

Finding New Techniques in the most unusual places

A good friend my mine Nadine was kind enough to send me pictures of what she has done using

selvages- you know those little maker marks on the very edge of fabric,The above picture is how she used the selvages on her own T-shirt.Pretty cool isn't! I love it!
Nadine sent me the place where she had seen the project ideas.
Below are picture from the "The Big selvages Project" http://vintagericrac.blogspot.com/2008/10/big-selvedge-project.html

Jodie is a very out standing creative person!Here she has taken the selvages and created pillow!Jodie has taken selvages created a bagJodie has taken selvages magnificent full dress!wow!

What fun it would be to wear this dress!
i was thinking if we saved our selvages what different and awesome pinkeeps or Aprons we could make! Start saving those selvages!! ugh I just cut and through away about 12 selvages ..That day day of throwing away selvages is over for sure!Also on Jodies blog http://vintagericrac.blogspot.com/ be sure to check out her
The Evolution of a teacup - series..scroll down to bottom of the page.talk about becoming a pinkeep WOW!

Monday, November 17, 2008

SANTA PINCUSHION~Tutorial

CrazyHaberDasher has a awesome SANTA PINCUSHION
Isn't he just gorgeous! THANK YOU CrazyHaberDasher
for this wonderful tutorial!
Please run over to her blog and check out this adorable FREE Tutorial,Be sure to leave her a comment letting her know how much we all appreciate he hard work in creating this free tutorial for all of us to enjoy! Sherrie http://crazyhaberdasher.blogspot.com/

Crazy About Pincushions yahoo group

Isn't this the cutest Flapper Girl PinKeep! I have been wanting to buy a vintage half doll to create a pinkeep. Great tutorial found here: http://www.helengibb.com/ladyelenor.html
I am leaning toward the 1920's era.
I did join the Crazy About Pincushions yahoo group..I posted about it the other day.
I'm so happy I did . It is a active group full of Love for pincushions..So if you looking for a Pinkeep group I recommend Crazy About Pincushions! Sherrie
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/crazyaboutpincushions/ Description: This is a group for anyone who is a collector of pin cushions/needle keepers, makes pin cushions, has patterns for pin cushions they want to share (not copywritten), advice about fillers for pin cushions, which fabrics make the best pin cushions or needle keepers, where to find patterns and sources for antique pin cushions, and anything else that has to do with pin cushions, needle keepers and stickpins/hatpins. We are also a voluntary sharing/swapping group who occasionally do pincushion, needle keeper and stickpin swaps with other members

How to Stitch Up a Felt Needle Book

How to Stitch Up a Felt Needle Book
This is a really cool needle book
Go to Craft Stylish for the tutorial

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Antique Fruit Pin Cushions

I'm doing some surfing tonight for Antique Pincushions or just pinkeeps ,I enjoy reading about pinkeeps and seeing how they were create yesteryear and today:
I came across these Antique Fruit Pin Cushions @ http://pickledish.kcstar.com/?q=node/189

there only 9 inches tall.I like the clamp idea to the table too.
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also came across a yahoo group called: "Crazy about pincushions "

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/crazyaboutpincushions/
Description: This is a group for anyone who is a collector of pin cushions/needle keepers, makes pin cushions, has patterns for pin cushions they want to share (not copywritten), advice about fillers for pin cushions, which fabrics make the best pin cushions or needle keepers, where to find patterns and sources for antique pin cushions, and anything else that has to do with pin cushions, needle keepers and stickpins/hatpins. We are also a voluntary sharing/swapping group who occasionally do pincushion, needle keeper and stickpin swaps with other members
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If you enjoy looking or collecting true vintage pincushions this site really has the eye candy:
This one for some reason really caught my eye..I really love it.

Description :
Antique Pyramid Toilet Pin Pincushion. It is made of wood with bright advertizment around it. The pins are on rolled paper and fit snuggly inside the round wooden container. measures 1 3/4" in diameter. The pictures and words are bright and colorful. It is in nice antique condition. Made in Winstead Conneticut. This roll of "English Toilet Pins" would be great in a collection

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I dream of owning a half doll pincushion,hmmm Think I'd like one from the 30's or 40's this is beauty for sure! Description : Vintage Half Doll Pin Cushion with Pink Satin Dress and Black Eyes, Lovely Vintage Half Doll Pin Cushion. This pretty lady has painted black eyes, a pink satin dress, greyish hair and many old pins. She is approx 6" tall by 5" wide. Dress is quite faded.

Sweet little apron Ornament Tutorial

Oh my gosh this is the sweetest Sweet little apron Ornament Tutorial ..Just perfect for our holiday trees..Or how about Quick to make..great to give as gifts!
Aunt PittyPat has created this awesome tutorial on her blog and it is so wonderful step by step I'm loving it..
Go visit her fantastic blog and read all about it!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Aunt Daisey's Cottage I Won!!!!!!

At Aunt Daisey's Cottage http://auntdaisyscottage.blogspot.com/
Cathy was having a 100th post give away!!
and guess what!!!!!!
I was one of the winners YES!!!
Cathy creates gorgeous pinkeeps be sure to check her etsy
and her blog..
I'm just in shock and so Thankful and doing the HaPpY DaNcE!!!!
Thank You Cathy!
My 100th Post Giveaway!
**THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED**
YAY!! This is my 100th post.
I have been excitedly waiting to do this giveaway. There are two prizes ~
If your name is picked first in the drawing, you will have a choice between
the pincushion of your choice from my shop ~
Cathy's Pincushion Shoppe

Monday, November 10, 2008

FREE PINCUSHIONS Patterns

Friday, November 7, 2008

Small Wonder Pin Blossom

Yep! Another favorite one!! free PnKeep pattern..Love this one!


QM Patterns: Small Wonder Pin Blossom
Designed by Annie Segal and sewn by the Quiltmaker staff.
Download the PDF file. Instructions.
Are you robin's egg blue or daring chartreuse? Are you gracious floral or neon geometric? Whether mellow and mild or wayward and wild, choose fabrics to match your personality for this quick-to-make pin cushion. Click here for instructions,
This pin cushion pattern appeared in the May/June 1997 issue of Quiltmaker magazine. To check back issue availability, go to http://www.villagequiltshoppe.com/.

One of my favorite free pinkeeps pattern

Wild Flower Pincushion
Choose a mix of your favorite fabrics, pile on the petals, and watch your garden grow -- dozens of fanciful pincushions could sprout up over a weekend
This is one of my favorite PinKeep patterns.
down load pattern:
I Thank Better Homes and Gardens for this cute pattern
Once again to view the pattern and directins
You have to register on the BHG website and then log-in before you can download the pattern

Pincushion Cuff Tutorial + Pincushion List Update





Pincushion Cuff Tutorial=
Supplies
Fabric
2" piece of VELCRO
Thread
Polyfil
Button
Embroidery floss or wool thread
1. Cut Pieces


Cuff(2) strips 9" long x 2.75" wide(1) Iron-on interfacing or other stabilizer (optional)(1) 2" piece of VELCRO
Pincushion(2) circles 3-4" in diameter for the outside fabrics (a coffee cup, yogurt container lid or packing tape works great for a circle template)(1) extra layer of scrap fabric for the bottom of the pincushion. This will be on the inside so it doesn't matter what it looks like.
2. Sew Pincushion Lay the two circles from your outside fabric RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER. Place the scrap fabric circle on the side that will be the bottom of your pincushion.
Stitch around edge using the edge of your presser foot as the seam allowance guide. Leave a 1" or so place to turn it right side out. Tip: Sew the opening area closed first by back stitching, then lengthening your stitch and sewing about an inch, and then back stitch again where the opening ends. Then you can press the seam open in this area and remove the stitches. This will give you a nice crease to follow when stitching the opening closed.
Clip all around the circle and press your stitches to shrink them up.
Turn the pincushion right side out through the opening.
Stuff the pincushion with polyfil. Make sure to stuff above the bottom extra layer of scrap fabric.


Slip stitch the opening closed.
3. Sew Cuff
Apply iron-on interfacing to the WRONG SIDE of one cuff piece.
Lay cuff pieces RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER matching up edges and pin in place
Sew around perimeter of cuff pieces using edge of presser foot as the seam allowance. Leave an opening for turning along one of the longer sides.
Press stitches to shrink them
Turn cuff right side out
Slip stitch opening closed
Topstitch around perimeter at 1/8"-1/4"
4. Make Flower


Thread needle with embroidery floss or wool thread.
Insert through the middle of the bottom of the pincushion and come out in the top of the center.
Wrap thread around outside edge and push needle through the bottom center again coming out on top.

Repeat making four quadrants and then divide each quadrant again with thread.


Sew button onto center of the top.


5. Attach Pincushion to Cuff
Center pincushion on cuff and hand stitch the bottom side to the cuff. These stitches won't be visible so feel free to not worry about them being perfect. Go around a few times to secure the pincushion to the cuff.
Pincushion Cuff Tutorial

Supplies
Fabric
2" piece of VELCRO
Thread
Polyfil
Button
Embroidery floss or wool thread
1. Cut Pieces
Cuff(2) strips 9" long x 2.75" wide(1) Iron-on interfacing or other stabilizer (optional)(1) 2" piece of VELCRO
Pincushion(2) circles 3-4" in diameter for the outside fabrics (a coffee cup, yogurt container lid or packing tape works great for a circle template)(1) extra layer of scrap fabric for the bottom of the pincushion. This will be on the inside so it doesn't matter what it looks like.
2. Sew Pincushion

Lay the two circles from your outside fabric RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER. Place the scrap fabric circle on the side that will be the bottom of your pincushion.
Stitch around edge using the edge of your presser foot as the seam allowance guide. Leave a 1" or so place to turn it right side out. Tip: Sew the opening area closed first by back stitching, then lengthening your stitch and sewing about an inch, and then back stitch again where the opening ends. Then you can press the seam open in this area and remove the stitches. This will give you a nice crease to follow when stitching the opening closed.
Clip all around the circle and press your stitches to shrink them up.
Turn the pincushion right side out through the opening.
Stuff the pincushion with polyfil. Make sure to stuff above the bottom extra layer of scrap fabric.

Slip stitch the opening closed.
3. Sew Cuff
Apply iron-on interfacing to the WRONG SIDE of one cuff piece.
Lay cuff pieces RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER matching up edges and pin in place
Sew around perimeter of cuff pieces using edge of presser foot as the seam allowance. Leave an opening for turning along one of the longer sides.
Press stitches to shrink them
Turn cuff right side out
Slip stitch opening closed
Topstitch around perimeter at 1/8"-1/4"
4. Make Flower

Thread needle with embroidery floss or wool thread.
Insert through the middle of the bottom of the pincushion and come out in the top of the center.
Wrap thread around outside edge and push needle through the bottom center again coming out on top.

Repeat making four quadrants and then divide each quadrant again with thread.

Sew button onto center of the top.

5. Attach Pincushion to Cuff
Center pincushion on cuff and hand stitch the bottom side to the cuff. These stitches won't be visible so feel free to not worry about them being perfect. Go around a few times to secure the pincushion to the cuff.

6. Attach VELCRO Tabs
Take one side of the VELCRO and sew it to the top side of one end of the cuff
Take the second piece of VELCRO and sew it to the BOTTOM of the other end of the cuff.
7. Trim threads and add pins--you are done!

 

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