Friday, September 26, 2014
this tutorial for making a classic pincushion, I put it on my to-do list. There are some magnificent embroidered examples on the fiberluscious site. Worth browsing. This is my second attempt. I did the first one in satin with dragonflies, then realised that was a poor choice because pins and needles damage the fabric. This quilting cotton is much more practical. The beaded butterfly is Maltese tatting. A one-off! The buttons in the middle on each side are handmade from glass. I think they should be protected by the padded cushion around them and safe there.
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Is this what is called a biscornu? - it's lovelyReplyDelete
No, that's more geometric. I have seen this called a tomato.Delete
I like it some one made one at the fair. That is a lot of beads on the little butterfly that's a cute idea.ReplyDelete
I love pin cushions, but I've never tried making one. Yours is adorable!ReplyDelete
Lovely pin cushion, love the butterfly, did you made it.ReplyDelete
Off to see the tutorial.
Yes, I made it as part of my 25 motif challenge. It's been lurking, waiting for the right place to be used.Delete
How cute ! The entire ensemble fits together perfectly .ReplyDelete
Need to check out the site :-)
Jane, I read through the tutorial -- very clear !ReplyDelete
But since I could not see all the pics, I am confused about one aspect : dO you have to re-thread with new thread for Each section ? Did you use 8 threads ?
If yes, can all the sections not be made by threading just once ?
What is/are the reason?
Thanks in advance.
Just one thread. Come up the middle, then take thread around the cushion and come up the middle again, repeating for the no of sections you want. Then use same thread to sew buttons top and bottom.Delete
Thanks for the explanation, Jane :-)Delete
I hope to make one soon....
Welcome back, Jane :-) Good to know you had an incredible time .Delete
I was waiting for your return to post the pincushion I made inspired by this post. It is not as good as yours, but will make do for now. Once I rummage thru my scraps for desired colours, I will make it again, with some more embellishments.
Thanks, also, for sharing the tutorial link .
I look forward to seeing it!Delete
So that is how you make those pin cushions, have one by me now, they are so useful for keeping sewing needles in one place. Amazing butterflyReplyDelete
This is so cute!ReplyDelete