Monday, December 7, 2009


I'm working on making a pincushion for Hazel's birthday present sewing kit. Scott helped me create a pattern for a ball ... but it's too big and the eight seams just aren't doing it for me. It'll be a fine ball for Rain. But not the pincushion that Hazel's kit needs. Any tips?


Kristianne said...

You could try making a pin cushion that is shaped like a "U." I have one that was Cliff's grandmother's. It is made from plaid wool and rather large compared to the little "strawberries." It has a nifty little pocket to hold tapestry needles, crochet hooks, knitting needles, and small sewing scissors. The process of making this would be "sew" simple! You'd simply be making a stuffed "u" with a pocket.

Ivy said...

Kristianne, that sounds amazing. Do you have a picture you could post?

Ani said...

I have one that is round and flat, created out of a spiral of felted wool. You just take a 2 or 3 inch wool strip and wind it up like a snail shell. Secure the end by needle felting, then wash to shrink and felt it into a solid object. You could attach several colored strips together if you wanted a spiraling rainbow effect. Wool roving, cut sweaters, or knitted or crocheted strips would all suffice as the base material. Simple Simon!