Now that I'm reading so many wonderful quilting and crafting blogs, I've been getting the "itch" to make a pincushion. I finally found just the right pattern for a beginning sewer. Retromummy kindly published a post about Sewing 101. It had links for several projects, including this pincushion tutorial. I got the idea to add the ribbon from a free pincushion project from allpeoplequilt.com.
Voila!! There she (?) is....
and Side 2:
Pretty cute if I do say so myself! I'm happy with it :o)
* * I aplogize for the color and light quality of my photography-- I'll have to work on that.
In making this, I learned a few new things, such as what a doll needle is:
(It pierced some pretty big holes in my brand new homemade project!)
Since I took the Process Pledge, I have to confess that I also cheated a little bit:
I used fabric glue to secure the end of the ribbon!! (You can see the tail just to the right of the coin)
And I really have to learn how to do invisible stitching!! (I'm almost embarassed to post this, but it's hard to learn these things from a book and I don't have a real live mentor handy at the moment-- I really need to sign up for a class! And soon!)
In retrospect, as I post this, it occurs to me that I could very easily find a video tutorial on youtube or on one of the quilting blogs-- I'll remember that for next time!
I used one of my all-time fabric fabrics: Cherish (in Plum) from Kona Bay Fabrics. Isn't it gorgeous?
I usually use my magnetic pin holder, but now I don't have to take that back and forth with me to the dining room table when I'm pinning borders on a quilt top-- I can use my handy new pincushion instead!
P.S.-- For those of you who read my previous post about kitchen towels, you will appreciate how excited I was to find these at Target yesterday!! Bright and cheerful (unlike the weather outside at the moment!)