How to : make a (juicy) 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.
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
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.
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.
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)
Pin the decorative felt pieces
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’)
and plump up the juicy, fruity result
what a super-cute useful gift!