Tutorial by: Patchwork Posse
This arm chair pin cushion is very helpful for those who love to hand stitch while on the couch, anytime of the day (but especially at night time). It keeps other sewing tools like scissors in the pocket and helps avoid misplacing or losing small things like buttons. Making this project is quick and simple.
- fusible fleece
- backing 7″ X 20″
- fabric strips- can be scrappy!
- binding 2 1/4″ X 53″
- 2– 6 1/2″ X 6 1/2″ muslin squares
- 2– 6 1/2″ X 6 1/2″ fabric squares– lining for the pockets
- 6 1/2″ X 7″- pin cushion
- polyfil stuffing
1) Fuse the fusible fleece to the backing (cut to the same size)
2) Place one strip in the center on the fleece side. Pin in place
3) Sew a strip to either side of the center strip. Flip to right sides out and iron. Continue this quilt as you go process until the whole fleece is covered. This is a quilt as you go technique. Trim your piece to 6 1/2″ X 19 1/2″ Set aside
4) Using your muslin squares as a foundation, sew strips to the other side — for the example the center of the log cabin is fussy cut fabric. Then strips are sewing around the center square. This is similar to string piecing technique.
5) Place the pocket lining right sides together with the pieced pocket. Sew across the top, fold to other side, iron and stitch 1/4″ finish stitch
6) Pin your pockets to the ends of the long background strip. If you have fussy cut, make sure those are facing the right way! Stay stitch around the pocket less than a 1/4″
7) Fold your pin cushion fabric in half the long way, right sides together and stitch
8) Place fold in the center on the back and pin in place in the center of the large background strip.
9) Sew this edge down
10) Stuff the pin cushion with polyfil. Doesn’t need to be super stuffed.
11) Pin and stitch the open end to the side of the background piece
12) Sew your binding around the arm chair pin cushion and sewing pocket- you are done!