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.


  1. I really like your pin cushion! And all your buttons!

  2. Susie, it's gorgeous!

    The tea towel cut offs are perfect!

    Thanks so much for sharing my tutorial, and making something so lovely from it.....


    Leah xxx

  3. Gorgeous!
    I adore vintage buttons!

  4. Great to use all those leftovers to make something so useful and pretty!e


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