I’ve been finishing up some more pincushions today – some are going into my Folksy shop:

Colour-block pincushion

There’s a mix of fabrics here – including some orange Kaffe Fassett Aboriginal Dots (one of my favourite ‘useful’ fabrics).


Moon man pincushion

I’ve used some lovely organic fabrics from Westfalenstoffe for this one.


Pretty birdie pincushion

There’s a couple of Michael Miller prints here. I love the stylised floral pattern (you might have noticed I use it a lot!) – it’s called Ellie (silly name – great fabric!).


The final one took a bit longer because I photographed every stage. It’s definitely time for a new tutorial, so I hope to share the method to make this type of pincushion with you early next week. I’ve got the pics – just have to write the words now!

I love the way these Hope Valley fabrics (by Denyse Schmidt) work together.

Hope Valley Pincushion

I wont be selling this one because it’s sewn together with orange thread – just to make the stitching clear in the photographs. But if anyone would like it, please leave a comment telling me that you’d like it and I’m happy to pop it into the post (I’ll do a random select if more than one of you is interested!)… it’s really cute, but with just a tiny glimpse of orange here and there!

10 thoughts on “Pincushions…

  1. I love these – I have plans to make some for christmas……….If I start now I might get them finished in time! I’d love the grey&orange one too

  2. I’d also love to see a tutorial. Yours are always so pretty and perfectly done!
    And the blue one, I’d love it, orange thread and all! 🙂 It’s gorgeous!

  3. “The final one took a bit longer because I photographed every stage.”
    I’d read to this point thinking “ooh, how does she make them?” so was chuffed to read this 🙂 Really looking forward to it – your pincushions are always so gorgeous!

  4. Ali they are all lovely. How do you get your pincushions so square and neat? Mine always come out lumpy!

  5. Really looking forward to the tutorial Ali. It looks almost like a reverse log cabin but I know it’s not.
    I wouldn’t worry about the orange thread showing, it provides a contrast to the subtle blues/greys. I really love that combination of fabric, I think it might be my favourite one of those you’ve posted.

  6. Ooh, they are all beautiful and I would love if I could have it! My pins are always on the floor but I haven’t got round to making one, not sure if I ever will, :L

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