My contribution to this Pin Cushion Blog hop, is this cute pin cushion with a hole in the middle. Why a hole? This way you can hang it anywhere you like! On your sewing machine or doorknob, or even on a tree branch outside. ;)
Or you can pin it on a pin cushion holder like I did. :) This rosewood pin cushion base was given to me on my birthday and so I had to make a beautiful pin cushion that would fit perfectly on it.
That's why I made my first purple pin cushion with embroidery, as a little extra at the Tammy bag blog hop.
But as you can never have enough of these pin cushions, I decided to make a few more. Because really, you can use them anywhere. Now I can have one in my sewing room, one in the living room, one for on the road..
And you can make it as big or small as you want to!
The tutorial is very short and the pin cushion is very easy to make.
Just make a ball, any pattern will do. But add a little piece of fabric for a tube inside the ball. This tube must be shorter than the height of the pattern pieces.
The other important change: Leave a little opening at the top and at the bottom. That's where the tube has to be sewn in.
As you can see, I have made two examples. One by hand and one by machine. You can choose on how to make it.
The tricky part is sewing the tube in it's place. That has to be done by hand. With a pencil in the tube, it's easier to see where to sew it together!
If you want to follow a pattern for this specific pin cushion, check out my drawings and cut six pieces of the orange peel like shape and one tube for the inside.
Fill it up, still with the pencil in the tube and close the gap. Finished!
Use a safety pin to easily get the rope through!
I used this beautiful Moda fabric because I love looking at it, but naturally you can also embellish your pin cushion any way you want!
The other pin cushion I have made for the blog hop, was made in a beautiful heartshaped tin I had in my collection for years. I never knew what to do with it untill this bloghop came around!
As you can see, the little tin is big enough for the pin cushion in the lid and some of the most essential sewing stuff. This tin is very precious to me and this way I have a smile on my face every time I use it. :)
The base of this pin cushion was an old embroidery I once made. And the bottom is made from a piece of crazy patchwork that was just lying around. I've glued it together with my glue gun and now the tin is perfect for my everyday use!
Thanks Mdm Samm from Sew we quilt and Kristen from Meadowbrook for letting me participate in this fun blog hop!
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