submitted by: The Sewing Loft
This strawberry pincushion project is extremely simple, it packs a sweet punch, and is a great scrap-buster!
- fabric scraps
- crushed walnut shells
- strawberry template
1. To get this party started, let’s print out template and press our scraps nice and flat.
2. Fold in half, wrong sides together and stitch with a small straight stitch along the straight edge. Back stitch at the start and stop. Resist the urge to clip the corner and turn right side out
**TIP: Resist the urge to clip the corner before turning! This extra bulk of fabric will help form the dimple along the bottom edge of the strawberry. The extra seam allowance from the corner will help create the dimple at the bottom.
3. Carefully fill with ground walnut shells, stopping about 3/8″ below the top edge. Now, a word to the wise- if you have never worked with ground walnut shells they are small and get everywhere. I like to put a piece of paper down on my work surface to catch any dropped pieces.
4. Close the opening with needle and thread. Be sure to pull this tight and do not worry about it looking pretty. Knot in place to secure.
5. Change out the thread color and start adding the leaves in place.