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16 April 2014
As promised, pics of my purchases from the Sewing for Pleasure show:
Definitely making an apron with this! I thought the orange of the ribbon and the turquoise fabric go so well together that I'm planning to incorporate the ribbon into the apron some how. Perhaps as some edging or waist ties?
I'm currently thinking of making a cover for my sewing machine with this. Although I could happily pin it on the wall and stare at it all day!
Not sure what I'm going to do with this fabric but I know that I absolutely love it!
This was a total impulse buy at the end of the day!
And this fabric is the star of the show! In actual fact I didn't purchase it...I was about to but then my bestie had to confess that she'd already bought me some! How awesome is she...and the fabric! :-)
14 April 2014
10 April 2014
- Fabric (as big as you want your pin cushion)
- Lavender (I used about 3 tablespoons for a 9cm squared cushion)
- Toy stuffing/fabric or yarn scraps/cotton wool
- Sewing machine
- Needle and thread - either a contrasting or matching colour to your fabric
- Overlocker (optional)
1. Cut out two square pieces of fabric the same size, allowing a 1cm seam allowance. The square can be as small or large as you would like your pin cushion to be. I cut a 10cm square, which included a 1cm seam allowance.
2. Pin both squares together, right sides facing.
3. Sew around 3 sides using either a zig-zag stitch or an overlock machine to join the fabrics. Cut off any excess, being careful not to cut to close to your stitches. If you're using an overlocker, then you won't need to cut any excess off. The photo below shows what it looks like using an overlocker.
4. Sew along the remaining top edge using either a zig-zag or straight stitch, leaving a gap in the middle, so that you can turn your pin cushion the right side out.