Sunday, July 30, 2006

~Flower Pin Cushion~

I have seen these flower pin cushions on quite a few blogs, so the idea is not new to me. They are so fun and easy to make! I made mine this afternoon.

Here's how I made mine:

Draw a circle pattern (I used a 4" circle, which made a small pin cushion).

Cut out two circles:


Sew them together, and then zigzag around sewing*, leaving a small opening to turn:



Turn, stuff, and sew opening shut.

Using embroidery thread, and starting from center, form petals by pulling stitching firm:


Sew a button in the middle. All done!


*If you zig zag around the seam, there is no need to clip the edge. This same little trick works wonders with collars, neck edges, and anything that is curved. Simply stitch, zig zag close to seam, and then trim close to zig zag edge.

52 comments:

Coffee and a Muffin said...

Oooooh, very pretty, Tammy!

annecourager said...

That is cute and a half. It looks simple enough for even me!!

Since I do not possess a sewing machine....does that zig zag trick work if you're doing it by hand? That is probably a stupid question, but that's about my speed when it comes to needles and thread.

Tammy said...

Anne, I don't think I would attempt to sew zig zag by hand. If I were sewing it by hand, I would stitch tiny stitches close together, and then clip it, but not quite to the seam.

Heather said...

Very cute!! My daughter and I will have to make one. Thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

You did a lovely job - I love the fabric you chose for this.

Mrs. U said...

Hmmmmm... easier said than done. I can't even sew a straight line!!! (something I want to learn before we bring our baby home!!!).

It is ABSOLUTELY adorable!!!! I really like your blog, Tammy!

His,
Mrs. U

Mrs Blythe said...

So cute!

Calla Lilly said...

Oh, goodie! A project I think I can do!

Rachel said...

...great job on the pin cushion!-thanks for the extra tip...

Tori said...

Oh yours looks great!

janet said...

Very nice.

Lela said...

Did you just stuff it with Fiber Fill???? I think I might do this for gifts for our ladies tea at church.

Tammy said...

Lela, yes, I stuffed it with fiberfill.

Claire jane said...

C'est très joli, j'aime beaucoup.

Anonymous said...

how sweet! and thanks for the zigzag tip.

-eleny

Putney said...

Thanks for this idea Tammy. I've just started sewing with my four daughters. We come to you sight often looking for ideas. We are very excited about the flower.

stéphanie said...

good evening I'm a french woman and I would likre to say to you
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FR THIS TUTO

I've just translate in French and I'll put it on my blog tomorrow in the afternoon !!!

thank you again for all
I'm sorry my english is so bad ! stéphanie

Miss Boule said...

Great! Thanks for this tutorial!
Miss Boule
www.lab54.com/fabrik

Anonymous said...

Great idea. I can make several and attach to packages as little extras!! Also, as I kept looking at the photos, I could picture it as an orange pumpkin. Might just have to try that one, too. Thanks for the instructions.

LaBean said...

Thank you for posting this. I made one tonight. Here's my take on it. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ladybean73/2270567824/

Tammy said...

LaBean, I like the fabric you used. Thanks for sharing your pic with me. :-)

Susan said...

Cute lil' pincushion! I really love it. TFS

Anonymous said...

Hi Tammy, This pincushion is so cute. I am telling my friends about your blog. Thank you for posting it.
God Bless You
Carol

Erin said...

Such a cute little pin cushion! How do you attach the embroidery floss on the underside? Thanks!

Dot said...

Thank you for this adorable pattern. My best friend loves red so I made her a flower pin-cushion from beige fabric with tiny red stars on it, red embroidery floss, and even found a small red star button. It turned out great and she was thrilled with it. I plan to make many more for family and friends. Thanks for the inspiration.

melissa said...

Oh thank you - I have been looking for a pincushion pattern that I can manage (rather amateur seamstress, me) and I think this may be the one! So simple yet so stunning.

Marietza Anne said...

Tammy I love your little flower pincushion Last year I used the same method to make tomato pincushion Only difference was I used plain red fabric and green thread for the divisions and added a stem and leaves They were for a fund- raiser and were the first things sold out on the day
Cheers Marietza Anne

KyQuiltlady said...

The pin cushion is beautiful! I am going to make one. Thanks for the tutorial.

smallsmallfaery said...

I made one! http://www.flickr.com/photos/10300993@N04/2880828145/

Thanks for the tutorial.

The Blue Plum Shop said...

Excellent tutorial!! Thanks!

Gabriele said...

Tammy, the pincushion is VERY CUTE!

Amy said...

THANKS for sharing, it is so darling.

IsabellaCloset said...

Tammy, Thanks so much for sharing how to make this adorable pin cushion! I've been wondering they were made.
Happy Hoildays!
~Mary~ IsabellasCloset

dailydoseofme said...

Thanks Tammy

This is great and very easy for a newbie like me to follow i plan on making this soon.

joanne said...

i love the pin cushion.
what is the seam allowance?

Anonymous said...

Such a helpful tutorial! Thanks Tammy!

Tammy said...

The seam allowance is 1/4".

Yart said...

Thank you for posting this great tutorial! It will come in handy!

just waking up at 52 said...

Thank you so much for the cut pincushion idea, seems that at age 52 i am just waking up and really having fun learning new crafts and hobbies and enjoying the girl times. Going to make this with my 11 year old granddaughter. thanks so much!

NIfty said...

Timeless piece ! I just made one and love it. Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us.

Tammy said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments! Happy sewing!

Tamara de Caballero said...

hola gracias por compartir voy a tomar la idea y tratar de hacerla saludos

Acacia said...

Ooh!! Thanks! I've ALWAYS wanted to know how to do this!

Kelly said...

What did you use to stuff your pincushion? Thanks!
Kelly D. ~ dkad23(at)gmail(dot)com

martha said...

Hi Tammy!!
I want to know what fabric did you use for the pincushion.
I just begin my sewing classes and I like to make one like that, It's so cute!
Thanks

Tammy said...

Hi Martha!
I just used a scrap that I had in my fabric bin, it was something I'd had for quite a few years.

LindyLou4U said...

Any tips on how to sew the hole shut after stuffing tightly? I would like to try one, but need to know how you did that? Thank you for sharing...I am excited about trying one.

Tammy said...

LindyLou, try this tutorial for sewing the opening shut: http://keyka.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/11/how-to-slip-stitch-a-seam-closed.html

That's the method I use when slip stitching an opening shut, hope that helps! :)

LindyLou4U said...

Thank you for all of your help, Tammy...you are a blessing!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family,
Linda

quiltyoga said...

This is cute as can be. Any tips for sewing on the button since there isn't access to the back side?

Tammy said...

To sew the button on, you do want to go through the whole pin cushion - it helps the button stay firmly in place. You can hide the knot by starting the needle where the button will be sewn.

goldsliper said...

Tammy, I love your blogg! Thank you for the pin cushion,I made it yesterday and it turned out so cute!