I love pincushions and as
far as I'm concerned…
I can never have too many:)
I thought it would
be fun to show you
a few things that you can
make with some of my
6" Farm Girl blocks…
so tonight I'm showing you the
Farm Girl Pincushion
that I just made.
Ready - Set - Sew!
First…You need to make a 6" Farm Girl block:)
This one happens to be Apronstrings…
from page 8 of my book
I chose to use this block
because we are
making it this week
on our first
After you have sewn your block…
Cut 2 -7 1/2 squares
to use for the back of your pincushion.
(I used 2 different fabrics, but they can be the same)
Fold them in half with
wrong sides together like this…
Now place them together
with folds towards the center...
and place block right side down
in the center.
Make sure the center seams of block
line up with the folds where they
meet in the middle like this.
Pin into place.
This is what the back looks like.
Stitch 1/4"all the way around
the edge of your block…
and backstitch where the folds meet
on the back to secure nicely.
This is what the back looks like
after the stitching.
backing fabric edges even with block.
turn right side out yet.
Take a small ruler and measure in
1" on the corners.
Mark a line like this...
On all four corners of the back...
As well as the front.
Pinch corners up together like this
so that your marked line is straight...
and the seam allowances are opposite.
Stitch across on marked lines…
several times to secure:)
(the back lines should line up with
the front lines before stitching)
Trim off excess leaving about 1/4" seam allowance.
Your corners will look like this…
after you have trimmed
all 4 corners…
turn it right side out like this:)
This is what the back
or I guess I should say
now looks like.
I love how the corners are
squared up nice and neatly!
Now for the stuffing:)
I just started to sew
a small whip stitch
as I went along.
I stuffed it firmly
especially in the corners…
but I left a little room
for the button in the center.
I chose a cute 1" aqua flower button.
I used Perle Cotton #5
for strength and a doll needle
because they are super long!
(these are from Hobby Lobby)
Then I chose a yellow button for the back
and double threaded my needle …
and knotted the end.
I inserted needle into one of the holes
making sure the button was exactly centered.
I came up to the front and into the bottom
of the aqua button and back down
into the other buttonhole.
Make sure it is centered on top as well.
Then I came back down into the
other hole of the yellow button like this.
Then I cut off my needle so that
I could hand tie a knot.
I pushed down in the center
before tying it off securely
And trimmed off the ends like this.
You can see the button goes down
from the side view:)
And there you have it!
A pincushion perfect for any Farm Girl:)
I loaded mine up with pins
And put it on a vintagey stand
that I made with a thrifted
square glass dish and
a short glass candle holder.
I love the way that it turned out
using my Apronstrings block…
and I can think of several other of
my Farm Girl blocks that would make
a fun pincushion as well!
I'll see you again
on Friday morning…YeeHaw!