Monday, March 5, 2012

Bitty Bowl of Pins Tutorial Part 2

Here is Part 2 of the Bitty Bowl of Pins Tutorial. I hope you were able to locate the supplies to make this little project. Remember though that you can use any fabric to make this pincushion.

I will have to make a few pincushions out of other fabrics to inspire you.

Well let's get started.

Here's a picture of what you'll need.

Cut your piece of fabric to measure 4.5"x9.5"

Fold the short ends (5") together.

Sew right sides together using a 1/4" seam allowance.

Press the seams open.

Pull a length of quilting thread from the spool measuring about 36" long.

Thread needle and knot one end.

Measure down a 1/4" and sew a running stitch around one raw edge of the fabric.

Pull the running stitch tight to pull the fabric in.

Wrap the thread around the gathered fabric.

Secure the thread, tie a knot, and cut the end of the thread.

Turn fabric right side out.

This will become the top of your pincushion.

Stand it up.

Here's a view looking in.

Fold the top edge down 1/2" and press.

Sew another running stitch close to the top edge of fold line.

Pour in a generous 1/2 cup of crushed walnut shells.

Put in a little stuffing to prevent the crushed walnuts from leaking out.

Pull running stitch tight.

This is the point that you will make any adjustments to how full and
how tight you want your pincushion.

You don't want it too tight because you need to mold it to fit into your bowl.

Just take out or add to it before you sew up the end.

Sew opening closed by criss crossing the thread from side to side across the pincushion.

Secure thread, knot, and cut off the end of the thread.

Cut off a piece of crochet thread measuring about 20"

Thread a long needle matching ends of thread.

Insert needle at bottom of pincushion pushing through to the top.

Then thread through one side of a two hole button and then through the other side of button and down again into the pincushion and out through the bottom of the pincushion.

Tie 2-3 knots in your crochet thread then cut tails within about an inch of knots. You may place a bit of glue on the knot to keep it secured. Do not cinch your thread too tightly as you will want a bit of give when you smush it in your bitty little bowl.

Turn it over to see your finished pincushion.

I've made two pincushions, so far.

Don't they look cute together?

Click HERE to go to the
Bitty Bowl of Pins Tutorial Part 1- Supply List

Click HERE to go to the
Bitty Bowl of Pins Tutorial Part 3 & 4-
Stamping the Metal and Finishing the Bitty Bowl of Pins
Coming Soon!


Material Mary said...

Great tutorial Kim. Thanks for doing this. I do have a piece of the red safety pins in my stash...

Nima said...

that's lovely...thank you for sharing the idea

busyascanbe said...

Great idea thanks for the tutorial! I will try it.

Thimbleanna said...

Looking very cute Ms. Bitty Bit!

Marta said...

Un blog maravilloso.
Besos desde España

trish said...

Oh how cute! What a super tutorial.
Thanks so much for showing us all how!
Have a wonderful week. Sincerely, Trish

Amy DeCesare said...

Wow! These are so sweet! I can't WAIT to see how you make the metal stamping!