Sunday, February 15, 2015
Pins and Needles
Once I finished my pressing boards from earlier this week, I decided that the kids in my sewing classes needed pin cushions. After scouring the internet for fun ideas that I could sew in bulk, I eventually realized that it was best to keep it simple - a wrist pin cushion seemed the most practical. Circles are my preferred shape, so I found a roll of masking tape to use as a template and went to work.
stashbusting group pointed out that wool and other natural fibers (like human hair - WEIRD!) prevent the pins/needles from rusting.
And then, I set up the assembly line for sewing:
Once the circles were sewn, I found that it was really easy to bend the cardboard to fit through the 1.5" gap that I left open for stuffing.
I have to admit that this whole project was really time consuming. After all of the measuring, cutting, machine stitching, and stuffing - I added hand-sewn trim to 7 of the 8 pin cushions. This was an all day event. But, how cute did they turn out?!?!