alpine wonderland pincushion tutorial

Alpine Wonderland Pincushion Tutorial

Hello, Brooke here from Silly Mama Quilts with a fun pincushion project using Alpine Wonderland. You can also use your favorite Riley Blake Fabric for this darling pincushion!

You will need:

Several fat quarters

Red felt

Buttons and beads

Trim

Hot glue gun

Poly fiber fill and lavender, if you wish.

I used elastic thread to string my beads.

 

 

From Alpine Wonderland, I selected two fabrics for each tree.

 

I used this Clear-View Triangle ruler to cut two 60 degree triangles.

 

 

Sew the side seams, right sides together.

 

After sewing the first side together, I pressed it open before sewing the other side.

 

For the tree with trim, I anchored it in the side seam as shown above.

 

So after both sides are sewn together, turn it right side out and use a wooden corner turner to make the tree have a point.  Now notice the bottom edge is not round, but pointy.

 

I took a pair of scissors and rounded the ends like this.

 

Next I ran a line of gathering stitches around the bottom edge.  I like to use a dark color in my bobbin so I know which thread to pull to gather my edge.

 

I decided to put some of this wonderful and fragrant lavender in the top of my pincushions.

 

I put just a handful in the top like this.

 

Next I stuffed them with poly fiberfill

 

I used my scrapbooking circle to cut a 3 inch circle for the bottom of the trees.

 

I put one circle in the bottom to hold the fiber fill and lavender in.

 

I pulled the gathering stitches tight like in the picture.  I tied the strings in a knot and then cut them.

 

For the felt bottom, I took my 4 inch circle and drew a circle on the felt.

 

I used pinking shears to cut the circle out.

I used my hot glue gun to apply hot glue to the cardboard and put the felt over it.

 

Now I am ready to embellish my tree…these are my supplies.

 

First I sewed two buttons at the top so they are like a star.

I then used elastic thread and on a diagonal made a garland of beads.

My beads were different sizes.  I would sew a few on and then make a stitch.

 

So here is my finished pincushion!!  It could also double as a Christmas decoration.

 

In this picture you can also see the tree I did with the trim and the beads as a variation.

 

I hope you enjoyed this fun project…see you again!

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