Prepare to be stunned. I finished another project at retreat. OK, OK. It was even smaller than the first project. But I still have a wonderful sense of accomplishment. And the truth is I finished thirty-four of these cute little babies. Yes, you read that correctly. Thirty-four. Amazing.
Finger pincushions. So cute. And very, very functional. Pins right at hand whether sewing by machine or by hand.
Supplies needed: scraps of fabric, stuffing or bits of batting, quilting thread, 1/8 inch elastic, buttons and a hot glue gun.
Cut 2 inch circles of fabric and sew a running stitch around the edge for gathering.
The toughest part is getting the little poof of stuffing stuffed into that little circle of fabric!
Feed the elastic through the button holes and tie on top.
I used a skewer/stiletto to poke the elastic through the holes.
If you use a spool of thread that is about finger-sized to tie the elastic, it will be the perfect size for your finger.
Cover button top and elastic tie with hot glue.
Press the little stuffed fabric on top. Hold until the glue dries.
I put all my pincushions on the design wall at retreat. I really hogged the design wall space at retreat this year. Not. My design wall space requirement at this retreat was very, very small. And after all the retreaters went to bed Tuesday evening, I snuck around and put one at each of their sewing machines. Finger pincushions became the fashion statement of the day last Wednesday. I even saw them at lunch. The gals didn’t want to take them off. You probably need one, don’t you?
One of the gals who works at The Compass Centre even brought me a bunch of buttons from her house when she saw what I was doing. I have a feeling I’ll be making more of these. A great little inexpensive gift idea.
Wish I could say I made up this little project, but I can’t. I got the instructions from my dear friend, Linda, who is the genius behind Inklingo. In fact, you absolutely must visit her blog and view the little video she did about making them. Cute. And well worth watching. She even has an Inklingo Collection that will print perfect little 2 inch circles on your fabric for making them. And those circles are included in the half inch hexagon collection too.
Finger pincushions. The latest jewelry accessory for quilters.
It’s been a long time since we’ve had a give-away on this blog. I think it’s time. So how about a finger pincushion give-away? Leave a comment telling me why you think you need one. And you’ll be entered. Not sure how many I have left to giveaway, but it will definitely be more than one. Drawing via Random Number Generator will take place on Friday.