submitted by: Becky Jorgensen
Beautiful embroidery pincushion tutorial. This tutorial shows how you can quickly turn a needlework project or embroidery into a super cute pin cushion. The finished pin cushion will be the size of needlework that you are using. It would be fun to have a bigger, longer or circle pin cushion.
small embroidered or needle work– the finished size will be the size of your pincushion
velvet fabric- backing. Same size as the embroidery
1) Cut the backing velvet the size that you are matching to your top.
2) Lay right sides together the backing and the embroidery. Pin to secure.
*** I DID NOT trim the needle work or embroidery until AFTER I stitched the velvet to it. The framework for the needle work can shred and come undone easily. Then all of the stitches will come apart too. Bad news. Leave the trimming until after you have stitched around the piece first.
3) Stitch around the outside 1/4″ of the backing, leaving an opening for turning
4) Stitch again around the outside — this will secure all that embroidery
*** I had to make sure my stitches were past the embroidery just a bit. The frame work will show on the front if you don’t cant the first stitches of the top.
5) Snip the corners
6) Turn right sides out
7) Stuff with polyfil
8) Using a ladder stitch, close the opening