Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wild Flower Pincushion

Wild Flower Pincushion By Designer Anna Maria Horner

for PDF pattern

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.

Finished Pincushion: 6 X 6 X 3"
Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics.
Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances.
Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Cut Your Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.
From multicolor print, cut:
-- 8 of Pattern A
-- 1 of Pattern D
From orange floral, cut:
-- 16 of Pattern B
From magenta polka dot, cut:
-- 1 of Pattern C
From heavy interfacing, cut:
-- 1 of Pattern C

Assemble Pincushion
1. Sew together multicolor print A pieces in a row to make pincushion side Clip seam allowances; finger-press seams to one side.(Diagram 1). Clip seam allowances;
finger-press seams to one side.
2. Join two orange floral B pieces, leaving short edge open for turning Turn right side out. Press to make a petal. Repeat to make eight petals total. (Diagram 2).
Turn right side out. Press to make a petal. Repeat to make eight petals total.

3. Matching center marks at raw edges, pin petals to outside of pincushion side; baste
(Diagram 3).

4. Sew together ends of pincushion side to make a circle, leaving an opening for stuffing
(Diagram 4).
5. Matching dots, baste magenta polka-dot C circle to top edge of pincushion side (Diagram 5). Join together 1/4" from edge. Clip seams; turn to right side.

6. Stuff lightly with fiberfill until pincushion stands on its own.

7. Baste small gathering stitches 1/8" from edges of multicolor print D circle. Center interfacing C circle on wrong side of D circle; pull gathers tight, wrapping D circle around interfacing, to make pincushion base (Diagram 6). Secure thread. Press.

8. Hand-sew pincushion base to bottom opening.
9. Stuff firmly with fiberfill. Hand-sew side opening closed to complete pincushion.


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