Alpine Wonderland pincushion
Posted by BrookeS on Friday, June 8th, 2012
Hello, Brooke here from SillyMamaQuilts with a fun pincushion project using Alpine Wonderland.
You will need:
Several fat quarters
Buttons and beads
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!