Monday, April 30, 2012

Tiny pincushion Tutorial

Tiny Pincushion Scissor Attachment Tutorial 
Finished size 1.5" x 1.5" with a 10" ribbon for tying to scissors.

I'm sure if you've been reading this blog for any length of time you'll know my love of tiny things. So here you are, a tiny little tutorial to make a tiny little pincushion. It's just too darn cute and pretty useful for that little sewing kit - you won't have to tote along a big pincushion with this tiny one tethered to your cute little scissors! 

  • 2" x 2" square of patchwork
  • Two pieces of 2" x 1.25" solid fabric (backing)
  • 10 or so inches of a narrow ribbon
  • A bit of polyfil

With right sides facing sew a scant 1/4" seam along the long side of the backing fabrics leaving a 1" gap in the middle (back stitch on either side of the gap).

Press seam line open.

Stack patchwork square and backing square together with right sides together. Fold the ribbon in half and tuck it inside the two layers with the folded point sticking out of one corner (I taped mine to the middle of the patchwork piece).

Sew around all four sides using a scant 1/4" seam allowance making sure to catch the loop of ribbon at one corner. Clip corners close to the stitch line and trim edges slightly.

Turn right sides out using a chopstick or other point tool - I use my seam ripper to carefully pull the corners out.

Stuff with polyfil and sew up the gap by hand.

Use the attached ribbon to tie it to your favorite pair of scissors and gather pins and needles as you sew.

Enjoy!! :)