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How to : make a (juicy) piped pincushion

How to: make a fruity piped pincushion

How to: make a fruity piped pincushion

Here’s a cute little project to use up some scraps of fabric, felt and bias binding.

It will also help with learning new skills to insert piping

and top stitching.

 

 

Pincushion requirements

Pincushion requirements

You will need: scraps of fabric ( we used poly cotton poplin)

scraps of felt to decorate

bias binding and piping cord for piping or ready made insert piping

toy stuffing

 

Piped pincushion pattern pieces

Piped pincushion pattern pieces

For this juicy, fruity pincushion you will need to cut a small circular piece of fabric and also an oval piece.

The circumference of the circle needs to be the same measurements as the outside of the oval.

Cut paper pattern prices to check these measurements.

 

 

Piped pincushion- stitch piping cord into bias binding

Piped pincushion- stitch piping cord into bias binding

Piped pincushion- pin cord into bias binding

Piped pincushion- pin cord into bias binding

Now make the piping

Open up bias binding

pin piping cord inside

with zipper foot attached stitch the cord as close up to the edge as possible.

 

 

Piped pincushion- pin piping

Piped pincushion- pin piping

Pin piping cord around the the edge of the circle, with the piping facing inwards. Pac pins at right angles

Stitch up to the edge of the piping on the 1.5cms seam allowance

Overlap the edges to form a join and stitch over the join, (it may well be ‘bumpy’ and you may have to ease the needle by hand)

 

 

Piped pincushion-stitch decorative felt

Piped pincushion-stitch decorative felt

Piped pincushion- pin decorative felt

Piped pincushion- pin decorative felt

Pin the decorative felt pieces

Edge stitch

 

 

 

 

Piped pincushion-stuff

Piped pincushion-stuff

Piped pincushion-pin right sides together

Piped pincushion-pin right sides together

Pin backing to piped decorative top right sides together.

Stitch together. Leave a gap in the stitching to turn through to the right side, (this is called ‘bagging out’)

Stuff pincushion.

 

 

Piped pincushion-handstitch gap

Piped pincushion-handstitch gap

Piped pincushion-pin gap closed

Piped pincushion-pin gap closed

Pin gap

hand-stitch gap

 

 

 

 

Juicy fruity piped pincushion

Juicy fruity piped pincushion

Juicy fruity piped pincushion

Juicy fruity piped pincushion

and plump up the juicy, fruity result

what a super-cute useful gift!

 

 

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