Anyone else always dropping pins while sewing or is that just me?
I decided one rainy afternoon to make a little pincushion that I could wear on my wrist to stop the inevitable pin drop and save my poor toes from further pain! The FIGO fabrics terrazzo collection has been calling me since is first landed in the shop so this was a nice quick, satisfying project to use up a small amount!
Cut out 2 circles in your main fabric (approx 10cm in diameter) and an oval shape in a thick fabric (leather is ideal…it’s just to protect your wrist when you stick the pins in the cushion!)…
Measure out a piece of elastic to fit comfortably around your wrist…
Pin the elastic to one of the circles of fabric, fabric right side up
Sandwich your elastic between both pieces of fabric right sides together and stitch around the outside leaving a gap for you to turn it through
Cut notches around the edge to give a smoother edge when you turn it through…
Turn right side out and stuff with some toy filling, then slip stitch the hole closed
Stitch the leather or pleather patch to the underside of the pincushion
Let us know if you make one and share on Instagram using the hashtag #showcrafty
See you next time!