It felt so good to be at my sewing machine again, even if it was for only few minutes! Life has been pretty busy since Thanksgiving and my sewing machine hasn’t had the cover taken off of her in quite awhile! After Christmas, I decided it was time to update my craft room a bit and re- organize. Organization can be fun and so pretty! I decided it was time to throw away the old pincushion and make a new one! I loved adding the different layers of colors! They are the same colors that are throughout my craft room. I’m hoping to make a new sewing machine cover in the days…okay..maybe weeks to come! Do you need a cute little pincushion? They make cute gifts for any sewer as well…just throw in some sewing thread and your gift is complete! I for one love a handmade gift!
Cut out two rectangular shapes. You can decide how big or small your want your pincushion. My pincushion is about medium size. I measured my rectangles to be about 8 in. x 5 in. Cut out a piece of batting the same size as your two rectangular pieces. Cut out the shape of a heart on your front fabric piece.
Cut out different colored strips of fabric. I measured my strips to be 8 in. x 2 in. Fold your strips in half and press with a hot iron.
With your batting underneath, lay your strips of fabric one on top of the other until you get your desired look.
Carefully place your top fabric piece ( with the heart cut out) on top of your strips of fabric. Pin in place if necessary and sew around the heart. I sewed around the heart twice for extra stability.
Lay your bottom piece of fabric right side together with your top piece of fabric. Sew around all 4 edges making sure you leave at least a 3 inch gap for turning. Turn your pincushion right side out, stuff with pillow stuffing and hand stitch the opening closed! Perfect!