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Sewing Through The Story: Heart Pincushion

This cute little pin cushion is perfect for sticking your pins into to keep from stabbing yourself while you’re working – or worse, losing pins and finding them by standing on them barefoot later! (Can you tell I’ve done both…?)

It’s a simple project, and can be sewn with either whip stitch or blanket stitch. Blanket stitch is a little more fiddly and takes a bit longer, but gives a much neater finish. Whichever you choose, though, your pins – and feet! – are safe.

Heart Pincushion

Supplies:

Coloured felt

Stuffing

 

What to do:

Draw a heart the size you want to your pincushion to be onto your paper and cut out

Fold your felt in half, and pin the paper heart to it, through both layers

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Cut around your heart and unpin the paper, leaving you with two identical felt hearts

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Pin the hearts together to stop them slipping as you sew

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Starting your thread between the two layers of felt, stitch around the outside of the hearts with three strands of white embroidery thread using whip stitch or blanket stitch, removing the pins as you go

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Stop when you have just 4-5cm unstitched, take your needle off the thread and remove any remaining pins

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Stuff your heart with the stuffing until it’s nice and plump

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Thread your needle again and finish sewing the rest of the way around

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Stick your pins into your cushion to keep them safe until your next sewing project!

 

 

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