Thursday, September 17, 2015

Pincushions and a GIVEAWAY!

These are the reasons as to why I need 3 pincushions in order to sew. I used to have just a tomato pincushion, but I realized just the one wasn't going to work for the amount of sewing that I do.

This is my little paw print pincushion! You can tell by my terribly uneven stitches that this was one of the first times I had ever used the applique stitch on my sewing machine. After I made this for my sewing pins, I got quilting pins, and they are way too long for the paw print or the tomato pincushion. So I made my first ever hand sewn felt pincushion.

This pincushion is plenty tall enough for my quilting pins. The flower on top creates the perfect spot to put all the yellow pins. See them all clustered in the middle? You MUST search for pictures of felt pincushions. Some people have managed to create the most gorgeous designs with hand stitching I have ever seen. I wish I could hand sew that neatly!
Despite having two pincushions, I still needed one more. Whenever I would pin something, I would leave the pincushion on when end of the table and go to the sewing machine with what I had pinned. I had to then get up from the sewing machine, grab the pincushion and put it next to the machine, and then proceed sewing and taking out pins. To solve that problem, I made this.

It's just a simple pillow sham pincushion. I put pins on one side, and I can take them out from the other. Plus it fits underneath the cords! When all the pins make their way to the front of the cushion, I can just flip it around. Thanks for reading!

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