This cute pincushion is a great way to use up pretty scraps, or you could use a single fussy cut fabric for the centre if you prefer. It’s a quick and easy make so you can knock one up in no time. We designed this pincushion to hold our new product – glass headed pins.
A fat eight of fabric for the front corners and backing. I used Art Gallery Fabrics’s Mystical Land collection by Maureen Cracknell.
Assorted scraps (6 x 1.5 by 4.5 inches) for front
Toy stuffing or crushed nut shells for the filling
Backing fabric – Cut 4 x 3.5 inch squares and 1 x 4.5 x 6.5 inch rectangle
Scraps – Cut 6 x 1.5 by 4.5 inch rectangles
Seam Allowance – ¼ an inch
Choose a layout for your scraps, bearing in mind that the first and last scrap in the row will barely be visible on the finished pincushion.
Sew the scraps together using a ¼ an inch seam allowance, and press the seams open.
Take your 3.5 inch squares and draw a diagonal line across each with a chalk pen
With your scrappy rectangle facing upwards place one of the squares into the bottom corner, aligning with the side and bottom edge.… Read More...