Wednesday 19 November 2014

Sizzix Christmas Blog Hop! Pincushion Tutorial - Quick Gift Idea

Hello friends, and welcome if you're joining me for the first time from the Sizzix blog. So do you fancy a quick gift idea you can whip up for your quilty friends? Great, because I have the perfect pincushion you can make in a jiffy with your Sizzix machine! 

You will need: 
Fusible Wonderweb (iron-on, double sided adhesive paper)
Fabric; (2) 10" square, approx. + scraps for leaves 
Polyester stuffing

1. Cut out four scrap pieces of fabric large enough to cover the leaf shape, iron the wrong side of the fabric to the shiny side of the fusible paper.

2. Run the fused fabric through the Sizzix machine to make up four leaves.

3. Use a side plate or compass to draw out two circles to make up the pincushion top and bottom, allowing enough space to fit the leaves. 

4. Cut out the two fabric circles. 

5. Peel off the paper backing and adhere the leaves so the centre points meet - don't worry about it being too perfect as the button will cover up the very centre. 

6. Press into place, and use a decorative edging stitch on your machine. 

7. Place the two circles right sides together and sew - leaving a small gap for turning. 

8. Trim into the seam allowance a little to ease the bulk. Turn right sides out and stuff. Whipstitch the gap closed. 

9. Using a small length of wool and a tapestry needle, sew a button to the centre, pulling tightly to create a puffy look. Volia! Now make some more for your friends ;-) 

I hope you enjoyed the little project, if you're after some more Christmas idea's to make be sure to check out the rest of the blog tour … here's the lineup! 

Monday 17th November - Jo Carter 
Tuesday 18th November - Katy Jones
Wednesday 19th November - Me!
Thursday 20th November - Angela Southey
Friday 21st November - Trudi Wood
Saturday 22nd November - Mercedes JimĂ©nez Campuzano


  1. Great project, I love the finished look of your pincushion, tfs.

    I must admit though that I am struggling to read your post - the light grey font you've used for links is just about un-readable, don't know if any visually-impaired people would be able to read it at all, let alone without having to highlight the text (as I did) to make it more friendly. Sorry, don't like to criticise but thought you should be aware :)

    1. Hi Jo, thanks for your comment - no need to apologise, I completely understand. I have updated my links to black, hopefully they are a little more legible now! :-)

  2. Pincushion is very beautiful and nice idea for gift. You can finaly find a needl at once.


  3. Your pincushion is so cute, Jessie! Thanks for the tutorial!

  4. Love this, it's so pretty!

  5. Hi great pin cushion - ie think it would.make a.nice stocking filler. :)

  6. love your pincushion. marta

  7. this is a great little pincushion Jesse! I love that we both used the same die and came up with different things too!

  8. Wonderful pin cushion! I love your colour and pattern combo!

  9. Oh, great! Thank you for lovely inspiration. Jolana


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