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Christmas Pincushion tutorial…part 1

Here we go…
A Christmas Pincushion!!!!
Promise I will show more of it later..;O)
Hope you will try and make one…
This is my version… 
or the Christmas Style one!!!
(made one earlier that I havent showed on my blog just on Rosalie Quinlans blog)
But I love it so much and decided to share how to make one with you!!
You will need this:

* 20 scrap pieces …around 2 1/2″ big
(I used 10 different and 10 same)
*Strip 2″x 24″
*and 8″ x 8″ piece of fabric
*some ric rac ( around one meter) 
and some scraps for the innerbag
And of course the stitchery..:O)
5 x 5″piece of for for the stitchery
and dark red DMC thread

*First you have to make the stitchery…

Download the stitchery here… or at my sidebar.
*I used a white piece of cotton about 5″x5″ big
*Dark red DMC thread 
and I sewed with two strands 
*Prepare the cotton with some kind of fusible interface before stitching
I used a hoop but can easily be sewn with out…
I used Mary Engelbreits Isn´t Christmas Jolly? 
If you have a Dresden ruler use it 
and cut out 2 1/2″ wedges

if not you can use my template..
You will need 
*10 red/white check pieces
*10 other pieces of your choice

Thread your machine and start sewing!! :o)
*Pair the wedges up
(Checkered fabric at the bottom/ print on top)
I have used a 1/4″ seam allowance 
Chain piece all the pieces  
*Cut them apart and fingerpress against 
the red checked fabric
*Continue to sew into larger parts…
two by two into a four piece
Fingerpress against the red checked fabric
(I wanted the red checked fabric to stand out a bit)
*Continue to sew the parts together until you 
have a nice and flat circle
*Press it carefully…dont use so much steam…
Well I think I have done enough with my thumb right now 

so I will be back with part two later…;O)


8 thoughts on “Christmas Pincushion tutorial…part 1”

  1. hi stinaI can hardly wait for part two, this looks lovelyI just adore mary engelbreit!!we are expecting a heat wave for this week, don't like it at all, it only lets me be in the armchair… booooxoxo

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