A few weeks ago, when I was at the Festival Of Quilts, I bought this pattern "Garden Pincushions" by Lynette Anderson Designs, along with a small bundle of fabrics also designed by Lynette, "Hollyhock Cottage", for Lecien. The pattern included 2 large raw wood buttons to decorate the completed pincushions, and 2 stitchery designs. I traced the design onto the textured fabric, fused a small piece of stabiliser onto the back, and was ready to start stitching...
...once the stitchery was completed and the borders attached, the front and back were stitched together using a very small machine stitch, leaving an opening for turning through to the right side. I'd made an inner lining with calico too for the filling. This was stuffed with crushed walnut shells that I'd bought online from Creative Grids UK, and the opening was closed using ladder stitch. Finally buttons were added as decoration. I used one from my button tin for the back...
...and the raw wood button that came with the pattern was used to decorate the front. I used some very strong thread to sew these buttons into position. Now I have a pretty new pincushion to use when I'm sewing. And what will I do with the other button that is spare? Well I might just make another one so I've got a spare pin cushion ;)
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