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It’s no secret that I covet every last inch of my fabric stash and save all my scraps but what’s a girl to do with all those small bits?? Well, I like to transform them into something useable and today’s project is perfect…. meet the scrappy pincushion.
Since the construction is extremely simple, it stitches together fast, making it the perfect quick project. I’ve made a few to tuck inside my latest swap packages. Fingers crossed that my partners like them!
This project is for all levels.
Skill Level- 1 Button
- Assorted scraps
- 4 1/4” x 5 3/4” size batting
- Sand **I use reptile sand**
- Embroidery floss is optional
- Basic sewing tools
- (7) 1 1/4” x 1 3/4” of pieces coordinating fabrics
- (2) 5 3/4” x 1 3/4”
- (1) 5 3/4” x 4 1/4”
**Use 1/4” seam allowance unless otherwise indicated.
- Create a pattern with assorted fabric scrap pieces. Pin fabric RIGHT sides together, stitch along long side, press.
- Center piece RIGHT side up on batting. Position 5 3/4” fabric stripe RIGHT sides together, stitch along long side; press, turn and top stitch. Repeat on other side. Add top stitching or embroidery if desired.
- Pin fabric RIGHT sides together; stitch together leaving a small opening for turning. Clip corners.
- Turn RIGHT side out; press. Press under open edge to set crease.
- Fill with your favorite filling; slipstitch opening closed.
Now, this little scrappy pincushion was tucked into my SWAP partner’s package s0 I need to make another one just for me!
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