After my first round of crafting a new clutch bag as part of the Hillarys Blinds Country Craft Competition I still had some fabric left AND with a cheeky midweek day off (win!) I figured I should make the most of it. I’ve wanted to make a pincushion I could wear around my wrist for a while because I’m so terrible at losing pins as I craft and roam round the house. This time I mixed my Hillarys Blinds fabric with some pretty cotton that had a similar colour palette.
Step One: Triangles
Cut a 12cm x 12cm square from both fabrics and then cut this diagonally across to make 4 triangles in each fabric.
Step Two: Squares
Pair up your triangles with one from each fabric and place right side together. Pin and sew along the longest side. Repeat for each pair of triangles.
Step Three: Construct
Place your 4 squares together to make a larger square. In pairs place the right sides together and sew one edge together to make two rectangles. Repeat with the rectangles. Now pull the outer corners together (with the wrong side of the fabric facing outwards) and sew each side up leaving one side open so you can turn your cushion back the right way round…
Step Four: Stuff N Sew
Now stuff your pincushion – I used fiberfill, and then sew up the gap.
Step Five: Wrist Strap
Cut a rectangle double the width you want your wrist strap to be (with 0.5cm seam allowance) and the length you need to fit snugly around your wrist. Fold in half lengthways and sew along the long side and one of the shorter sides. Now turn back around the right way and use a knitting needle to push out the corners. I then attached magnetic fasteners to secure my wrist strap and folded the open end over and sewed into place.
Step 5: Put it all together
Using whip stitch I sewed the pincushion into place on my wrist strap. I’m really happy with the results!
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