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!