>New Pincushion/ do you want a tutorial


handmade pincushion

In the items in Great-grandma’s stuff was a real cool pincushion, and a not-completed pincushion of the same fashion. So, after studying them for a while, I thought I figured out how to make one. I was correct, but about 90% the way through I figured out a better way of sewing the section pieces together. They should have been sewn into 4 sets of clusters of three pieces each. If any one wants to make one let me know. I sewed mine one piece at a time onto the main section, and just kept adding to that, which in the end made it a little hard to add the last piece. That could have been a lot easier, but I still very much like the end result. I added a tassel; hers did not have one, but I thought it would look better hanging. Don’t ask me why, but most pincushions (pinkeeps) I make for myself always have to be hung up. I just like them that way. I will try to take a picture of the two she had today or tomorrow and post them. I liked them so much and figured I wouldn’t get to keep one, so I made one of my own.

pattern 2 cut 24
pattern 1 cut 12

My husband wants me to make another the other way and make a tutorial so others can make one, too. If anyone is interested in a tutorial, let me know in this post and I will try to get to it in the near future.

The fabric and batting for this one was gifted to me, so all it cost me was my time which was most of Saturday. Because I was home sick from work, I needed something to keep my hands busy. I am feeling much better today.

new pincushion I made

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anonymous
    Nov 10, 2008 @ 06:18:00

    >This just sings “christmas ornament” to me in a very loud voice…..I love your fabric choices……Just love, love, love it! Mary L.


  2. Anonymous
    Nov 10, 2008 @ 06:20:00

    >Tutorial—Yes, yes, yes—please, please, please—-Thank you, thank you, thank you! Mary L.


  3. annemarie
    Nov 10, 2008 @ 12:00:00

    >Definitely a tutorial – this is so pretty!!


  4. bunches of yarn
    Nov 10, 2008 @ 12:44:00

    >I’m adding my vote FOR a tutorial for this pin cushion/ornament/baby toy. I bought a pattern for this piece, about five years ago…still in the drawer. It seems too complicated to do, therefore I would love to see a tutorial. Thanks, ^__^


  5. Kathy
    Nov 11, 2008 @ 05:42:00

    >I would be interested in a tutorial. Thanks for sharing pictures of your grandmothers pincushion.


  6. RobynK
    Nov 15, 2008 @ 02:28:00

    >I am glad you feel better and I really like the pin-cushion/Christmas Decoration. I like to hang mine too and I would love you to write a tutorial.Thank you for sharing.RobynKNew Zealand


  7. Regina Magdal Bellucci
    Jul 06, 2009 @ 16:03:00

    >Please make a tutorial and if it is already ready, please send to me. e-mail: rmbellucci@gmail.com I live in Brazil and do not speak English made, so I used the google translator Your site is beautiful A big hug.


  8. Sara
    Jan 13, 2010 @ 07:50:12

    >This is a wonderful site with so many great ideas and tutorials. Thank you for posting these! I would love to see you post a tutorial for the pin cushion/ Christmas ornament.


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