|These are the scraps I chose from previous projects.|
|My circle was 2 1/2" in diameter.|
|From that measurement I took my trusty compass and drew a 2 1/2" circle so I would have a pattern for the top and bottom pieces.|
|Pin the pattern to the fabric and cut out the circle.|
|The brown sweater fabric was barely the size for the pattern, but I was happy to be able to use it!|
|Before beginning to stitch the circle to the ribbed section you may want to section it off and pin it in so it can be eased into its place.|
|The blue circle pinned in prior to stitching.|
By doing this you will be able to keep the fabric equally distributed as you stitch.
|First circle is stitched.|
I used a Blanket Stitch, but you may choose a different method.
Anything goes here.
Please look at the wonderful tutorial HERE by futuregirl.com for this Blanket Stitch!
|You may also add some detailing if you choose.|
I added a few French knots.
(Go to needlenthread.com for other videos and instructions for simple, clear tutorials.)
This is a good time to add any embroidery that you want, as you still have easy access to the underside.
|The inside view after stitching the first circle.|
|Now for the other circle...|
If you want to add embroidery to this one, it is best to do now before stitching it to your base pincushion that you have begun.
I added a Lazy Daisy flower and a stem of Backstitch.
(Again, great written instructions for the Lazy Daisy and a great video for the backstitch tutorial from needleandthread.com.)
|Time to stitch the second circle in place.|
Be sure to leave an opening to insert the stuffing.
|Here is my pile of cut up pieces for the stuffing.|
|My Pincushion, ready for the stuffing process.|
The chopstick is used to mush around the pieces to make sure there are no lumps and bumps.
|The stuffing is now inside and the final stitching can be done.|
(Sorry about the fuzzy photo.)
|View of Lazy Daisy side.|
|View of French Knot side.|
|So really I have 2 pincushions...|
|...for whatever sewing mood I'm in.|
I hope you make a Pincushion of your own.
Please let me know if you have questions or want more information. :-]
*I want to acknowledge, once again, the wonderful tutorials for the embroidery stitches I used on the project from futuregirl.com and needlenthread.com. They are both GREAT resources.
Thank you to both of these websites!