Thanks to everybody who entered our giveaway, we have a winner! #10, Chris, who said "My pincushion is a silver creamer with the cushion made from antique laces and trims. It was my Nana’s back in the 1940s." That sounds like a wonderful pincushion! We'll be in touch via email soon...
For the next couple weeks, I thought it would be fun to do some sewing-themed crafts -- and we're kicking it off with this adorable little wrist pincushion. It works up fast and is a great way to use up tiny fabric scraps.
You'll need a piece of awesome fabric, some batting or stuffing, a little bit of elastic, a button, and some lightweight cardboard.
Cut out a square of fabric (mine was about 2 1/2" square) and then round off the corners.
Thread a needle and work some running stitches around the outside of your piece of fabric. When you've gone all the way around, pull up the stitches and stuff the cushion with some batting or stuffing.
Pull the stitches tight to close the pincushion; tuck the raw edges of the fabric to the inside, and stitch across the bottom a couple times to hold it closed.
Then, stitch up and down through the cushion a couple times, pulling the thread tight to make a little dent. Stitch on your button, and tie a knot in your thread at the back.
Cut a piece of elastic a little longer than your doll's wrist, and stitch both ends down to the back of the pincushion to make the wrist loop. Tie off your thread -- you're done sewing! Yay! To finish off, cut a little cardboard circle, just smaller than the bottom of the pincushion, and hot glue it to the underside. This has two purposes: it makes the bottom look pretty, and it keeps the pins from going all the way through the cushion. :)
Load up the cushion with pins, and put it into service!
**UPDATE: Giveaway closed! Thanks to all who entered!**
NOW: would you like to win this little pincushion? To enter, just leave a comment below, telling us what your pincushion looks like! (Or, if you don't have one, tell us about the one your grandma had...or your mom....or your aunt...or your best friend...) We'll run the giveaway through Monday, July 14, at which point we'll pick a winner randomly and contact them via email.
Thanks for following along everybody! Have fun with this!
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