Seven weeks to December!
Our weekly gift idea is a home-made pincushion. Create a custom color combination, and personalize this pincushion. Use up scraps! Play! Decorate with buttons and trim as desired. Wouldn't this be cute with treasured baby clothes? Make a pincushion to match your decor.
Gather scraps, stuffing, needle and thread.
- Make fabric. Sew together a few scraps into a 6" wide chunk. Press. Repeat, and then sew the chunks together. Continue until you have a piece of 'fabric' that is 6" x 12".
- Fold fabric in half, right sides together. Sew around the 3 sides with a 1/4" seam allowance, but leave a 4"opening for turning inside out.
- Miter the 4 corners with a 1" miter.
- Turn inside out. Stuff. Stitch up the opening. Decorate with a button the top!
I'm having fun with this. Stay tuned for more variations on a theme of pincushions. Several years ago I used a scrap of a vintage quilt to make a little square pincushion. It's soft and worn and lovely.Comment on our gift ideas, or share an idea, and you will be entered in this month's drawing for charm squares!