Have you ever gone without an essential sewing tool and just made do? Even though I have been sewing for most of my life, I have never had a pincushion. Hard to imagine, but very true. So, I thought it was about time I made one. Having my own fabric from my first pattern collection, Blooming and Becoming was the best incentive to making my own DIY Pincushion. Follow along with this DIY craft using some of your fabric scraps to create this easy sewing project.
- two coordinating fabrics (I used “Unfolding Beauty” and “Pink in Full Bloom” from my fabric collection)
- sewing machine
- embroidery floss
- poly fill
- Trace out a circle shape the same size on both fabrics. Mine was around 12″ in diameter.
- Cut out circles and pin right sides together.
- Sew around the circle leaving a 1/2″ seam allowance. Leave approximately a 2″ opening. Make sure to back stitch on both sides.
- Clip around the circle every 1/2″
- Turn right side out
- Make sure you are able to get your poly fill in through the hole you have left.
7. Stuff your circle with poly fill. I filled mine very full so that it was a rounded shape.
8. I like to pin my opening together before I do a slip stitch as it stays put much better.
9. Choose your embroidery floss and use a full arms length or approximately a meter long. Thread your needle and tie a knot at the end.
10. Find the middle of the pincushion and push the needle through.
11. Tighten that first stitch as much as possible before drawing the needle back through the other side. With every loop that you make, make the next one opposite.
12. Continue looping through the bottom and bringing the needle through until you have eight equal divisions. Tie a knot as close as possible to the center of where you last brought the needle through. Trim the excess thread above the knot.
I love that this DIY Pincushion is just as pretty on both sides.
Even though I share a lot of freebies and tutorials, I held back for years sharing my creations because I feared failure. As creatives, you and I can be held back due to negative thinking. It might look like comparing your ability to others or not having the confidence to pursue your creative talent or putting your creations out into the world.
I’m working on a project and looking to interview 50 female artists and creatives who feel or have ever been in a creative rut.
I’m hoping to talk with women who have talent and ability, but find that sometimes, something is stopping them from doing what they love and sharing it with the world.
Is that you? Have you ever found it difficult to cope with imposter syndrome, your inner critic, fear of failure, perfectionistic tendencies, and being hesitant to share your work?
This project I’m working on focuses on female artists and creatives (writers, painters, crafters, performing artists) who struggle with creative anxiety (as listed above) and it is purely for my own research to help me build a new business I’m working on.
I hope you’ll find some time to join me on a call.
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Blessings from my house to yours,