Friday, June 15, 2012

Making a pincusion

I've recently discovered craft swapping and have decided to launch myself into it. Mainly because I love getting post, love making things and love a challenge. Swaps involve all of those things. Swoon.

So when I heard about House of Pinheiro's pincushion swap I signed right up!

Having received my swap partner I went and stalked her blog and started sketching ideas. I decided that it should be summery, and made of felt (of course). Felt sharpens needles so is in fact the perfect material for making a pincushion.

I decided to make a felt watermelon pincushion.

I assembled my ingredients:

Pincushion ingredients
I cut out my shape and started to piece it together. I decided that black beads would make good pips.

I folded the halves together and stitched in up with blanket stitch, pausing to stuff it with fluff and rice. 

The finished pincushion, avec pins.


  1. Your pincushion is really great! I'm going to blog about mine next week, I thought it was a really good swap.

    Have you tried the Popular Crafts Magazine swap? It's a really friendly one and has a different theme each time. I blogged about it here:

    claireabelle x

  2. Thanks for the tip. I just went and signed up. I love polka dots - totally awesome swap.


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