Friday, March 23, 2012

Clay Pot Pincushion

On Fridays I will be posting a fabric project! As long as Stampin' Up! continues to carry fabric, that is. I used the Sweet Stitches fabric to make my quick and cute Clay Pot Pincushion.

Cut an 8 in. circle from one of the fabrics and sew a running stitch 1/4 in. from the edge. I doubled my thread to give it some strength.
Stuff the ball and pull up firmly on the thread.

Squeeze the ball to slacken the tension on the thread and sew several gathers together. Continue around the opening to secure all the gathers.
Tie off the thread and cut it.

Cut a 3-1/2 in. circle from a second fabric. I used my Big Shot and the 3-1/2 in. Circle Die.
Fold over 1/4 in. and sew a running stitch around the edge.
Pull up the thread, push the needle through the centre to the back and tie off the  thread, but don't cut it.
Sew the fabric yoyo to the top of the pincushion ball with a few stitches.
Tear a 3/4 in. wide strip from the third fabric about 6 in. long and sew it to the middle of the fabric yoyo with a few stitches.
Tie off the thread and cut it.
Twist the ends of the fabric strip and thread them through the holes of a button.
Tie the strip in a knot over the button.
Push the pincushion ball into a 3-1/2 in. clay pot.
Make the "pins" stake and push it into the pot beside the pincushion.

Here's another version in a 3 in. pot with some tiny scissors.

-Four Frames 123440
-Just Perfect Alphabet 115358
-Melon Mambo ink pad
-Old Olive ink pad
-Very Vanilla card stock
-Decorative Label punch 120907
-Big Shot 113439
-3-1/2 in. Circle die 121811
-Sweet Stitches fabric 121818
-Brights designer buttons 119747
-bamboo skewer
-3-1/2 in. clay pot

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