Pin Cushion Sew Along

Pin Cushion Sew Along
June 8, 2016 nicole
In Finished Projects, Tutorials

Hi friends,

I am here today with a fun project by Sherri McConnel and Fat Quarter Shop.

Pin cushions in the sewing world are not only a necessary item, they keep our pins from littering our sewing areas and have them at the ready for us to grab while we are sewing. They are also a quick make and can be whipped up in under an hour for a fun gift addition in a sewing swap or just a friend who is thinking about starting on their sewing journey.

I also like to view pin cushions as my sewing accessory, like a fun scarf or a flashy pair of shoes, my pin cushion acts as a decorative touch in some of my sewing photos for blog posts….so lets get started!

For my pin cushion I decided to make one with a fabric I have been using a ton of lately – Handcrafted by Alison Glass.

Modern Handcraft: Pretty Pincushion Sew Along with FQS

Using a bit of a rainbow range, I paired it with black and white text fabric also by Alison, and a fun measuring tape ribbon I found in the $1 bin at Target (almost a year ago, I think I might have purchased every single one in the city of Chicago).

Modern Handcraft: Pretty Pincushion Sew Along with FQS

I love how my white straight pins pop against those saturated colors!

Modern Handcraft: Pretty Pincushion Sew Along with FQS

This also coordinates with a granny square project that is a work in progress right now.

Modern Handcraft: Pretty Pincushion Sew Along with FQS

The size is just right to fit in a small sewing bag, or sitting right beside your machine.

Modern Handcraft: Pretty Pincushion Sew Along with FQS

I also used the text fabric as the backing as well.

Modern Handcraft: Pretty Pincushion Sew Along with FQS

The main thing I love about this pin cushion is how the squares can also be used to section off different types of needles and pins!

Other things that I learned while watching this video:

  • Starching your small squares and how it really does help when sewing them together
  • The fun trick Sherri has for the opening of the pincushion… you will have to watch the video for that one 🙂

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

-Nicole

 

 

Comments (3)

  1. Kitty Wilkin 2 years ago

    You can’t go wrong with Alison Glass!!! I love that twill tape, too–I need to visit Target more often! and perhaps some time without three kids in tow, since they make it feel like more of an edge-of-your-seat, death-defying feat to get through the store than a leisurely shopping trip. I completely understand why you bought it out! <3

  2. Jess @ Quilty Habit 2 years ago

    We used the same ribbon. 😀 I love the fabrics you chose!

  3. Mary ann 2 years ago

    So cute! I am thinking Christmas fabric and getting a head start on those last minute gifts we always seem to need.

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