Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Pincushions and Flags.

Inspired by the frenetic start to The Great British Sewing Bee.  On the sewing table, on the introduction to the show, is a pincushion.  Made from felt, which is modeled on the The British flag, The Union Jack.
So mine is a Maple Leaf, celebrating Canada.

The top.
The Pieces required to make the pincushion.
 Applique the red Maple leaf on the white felt.
 The back, it was stitched in place with a straight stitch.

 Next pin the two red strips of felt in place .
 The red strips stitched in place.
 Stitching the rectangles around the rectangle, to create a box shape.
 For this I did not use a pattern.  This is a first attempt, without a pattern.

 Leave a gap, to turn the it inside out.  This is the hole which will be used to stuff the pincushion.

The finished pincushion.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Gretchen just dropped in again to see what you were up to and noticed my comment from last visit was not here?? Will try again, love the wee pincushion and will make some and add OZ gum leaves, I have lots of felt I was thinking I would never use now I will thanks for the idea. Hugs Glenda