Saturday, May 14, 2011

Felt Pin Cushion

Since I have been doing so much sewing lately, I needed a pin cushion and came across this tutorial over at Wee Folk Art.  I love their blog, and they have great tutorials with free patterns.  Their blog is definitely worth a look.  Just make sure you set aside an hour or two!

I ordered my felt from Wool Felt Central (20% discount when you mention Wee Folk Art), and as soon as it arrived I started on my pincushion.  They have loads of colors of felt, and I was able to pick ones to coordinate with the colors on my sewing stool that I recovered.  I love being color coordinated!  :)  I added the pink just because I love pink.

I don't think I have embroidered anything since I was about 10, but it's just like riding a bike; everything came back to me.  There are some great sites out there with embroidery stitches, and I checked a few out just to get some ideas.

I embroidered the band that goes around the can before I stitched the bottom and tops on.  The dome was stitched after it was attached to the can.  You could stitch the top before if you wanted, but if you have a design that needs to be centered, it may end up a little askew.

This was a really fun project and would make a great gift for anyone who does needle work.  I used the 3 oz size tuna can for my pincushion, and it is just the right size for me.  I may make another one using a bottle cap just because it would be so stinkin' cute.

Thanks for stopping by!



Carol said...

Oh too, too cute! Thanks for the wool felt site! Going to check it out!

Kimara said...

I love it, when through sheer happenstance, I stumble upon one of our projects. It is always so fun to see them made up by other people. I love flowers around the edge. It looks like an open field :)