Today I'm sharing another very simple tutorial for Christmas gift giving.
Did you find yourself a pretty saucer??
I bought mine for 10c at the op shop. It's blue and white spots, a perfect match for the blue and white pindot fabric scrap I've been saving!
Using your saucer as a guide, draw a circle onto the back of a piece of complimenting fabric, making sure you still have enough fabric around the circle for a 1/4 inch seam.
Fuse a piece of Whisperweft to the reverse of the circle, and add some applique or embroidery to the centre of the circle. Cut out the circle 1/4 inch outside the drawn line.
I used a flower shape from another project I am making, then added some backstitch and cross-stitches.
Cut another circle the same size from your fabric (or a piece of solid cream or white homespun), and hand sew a gathering stitch just inside the edge.
Fill the inside with polyester toy filling or something similar...
Draw the gather in tightly and secure the thread, but leave a bit of an opening as I have done.
Hand sew a gathering thread around the outer edge of your appliqued circle and place the stuffed circle inside...
Pull the gather in tightly, but again, leave an opening just slightly smaller than last time.
You will have a 'ball' like this...
Using a hot glue gun, position in place onto the centre of your saucer.
Take some red fabric and make a tie. Wrap this around the bottom of the pincushion.
Add some gorgeous pins (mine are from Pincess Pins HERE) and you have a beautifully simple gift!!
The saucer keeps the pin cushion stable, whilst also allowing you room to rest your embroidery scissors and threads!
If you make one of your own be sure to send me a photo, or leave a comment with a link to your blog post! :-)
Enjoy your Sunday,