Make an embroidered pincushion
The finished size is 10x10cm. Depending on your embroidery fabric you can make it larger or smaller, or simply add more embroidery to make it as big as you want.
Choose any colours, from as little as two, to as many as you like.
For mine I made the centre blue instead of green, I can't remember why.
Either because I liked it better or because I ran out of green... ;)
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask, and I'll do my best to help :)
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You Will Need
If necessary, you can prevent fraying by either whip-stitching the edge or covering it with masking/painter's tape.
Thread your tapestry needle with 2 strands of embroidery floss.
The easiest way is to start embroidering on the right side of the pattern, working half stitches from bottom to top, and half stitches from top to bottom, which gives you a vertical line of cross stitches.
If you are new to cross stitching, please check out Cat Morley's How to Cross Stitch: https://www.cutoutandkeep.net/blog/2016/2/how-to-cross-stitch
Cut back the seams of your embroidery to 1cm on all four sides.
Place the fabric for the back of your pincushion with right side up.
Put the embroidery on top of this, with right side down, lining up the edges.
Sew all along the edges, either by hand or machine, right along the cross stitches.
Leave a large enough opening on one side to turn the pincushion right side out later.
When you're done, leave the thread tail long enough to use to close the opening with once the pincushion is filled.
Before turning, crease the backside fabric at the opening, by folding it back, along where the hand stitching will go later.
Turn right side out.
Fill up the pincushion with the filling of your choice. No need to stuff it very tightly, mine is roughly 4cm high in the centre.
With a regular sewing needle, sew the opening closed, using a ladder stitch, as shown in the picture.
Find some needles and pins and enjoy using your new pincushion!
If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments :)