Hope & Gloria - Sewing Inspiration for Children

Hope & Gloria - Sewing Inspiration for Children
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Monday, June 1, 2015

Crazy Daisy Pin Cushion Tutorial

There is no doubt that the humble pin-cushion is a must for any sewing enthusiast.

We have given up on pin wheels in our sewing clubs as the pins kept falling out and we have returned to good old fashioned fabric pin cushions to keep things tidy, not to mention safe(!)

Needless to say the children love these Crazy Daisy Pin Cushions and they really brighten things up. As well as making them for practical reasons it has been fun to exercise my creativity on a small scale.

They are great for using up scraps as well as looking cute. Here's how to make them:

You will need:

2 Felt circles 9cm in diameter
1 felt strip 3cm x 20cm
1 white felt flower shape
small yellow circle (centre of the daisy)
20cm ribbon
Cotton Thread

Step one:

Sew the yellow circle to the centre of the daisy and sew the daisy to the centre of one of your felt circles. Sew the ribbon down the centre of the felt strip.

Step two:

Fold the felt strip in half lengthways and sew across the top edge to make a complete circle and then turn the right way around forming a ring.

Step three:

Position the outer edge of the felt circle in to the felt ring you have made with your felt strip and line up the outer edges. Sew them together all the way around. I have used blanket stitch (it's a personal favourite), but you could also use over stitch or a small running stitch close to the edge.

Step four:

Repeat the same process with the second felt circle and sew in to place on the bottom leaving a small gap to add stuffing. Once the pin cushion is nice and firm, sew up the remaining gap.

Your pin cushion is complete and ready to use. As you can see they are a quick and easy make - time to sew a few more!