Friday, 19 June 2009
learn to sew - pincushion
Shedding pins all over the house while making my quilt I realised I really needed a pincushion. I'd seen this tutorial a fair while ago and luckily filed it away in my overloaded brain. Such a simple but pretty design.
And it uses all my recently acquired patchworking skills! It's from the lovely Leah at Hyena in Petticoats. It's on her old blog paper.string.cloth.
It took me hardly any time to whip up and I used offcuts from my linen tea towels which are the perfect fabric, strong and finely woven. I think they go beautifully with this natural linen I bought at Remnants Warehouse.
To finish it I got to go through my button jar and choose two worthy buttons. That was fun, here are some of the contenders.