Hello Crafty Peeps!
It is time for our mid-month DT make at A Place To Start. I decided to create this fun pincushion using an Ann Butler tutorial. This is my first attempt and I had a few issues but decided to post it anyway because our blog is all about new beginnings!
I used Ann Butler's Easy Design Elements (EZ-De's) Stencils for Stencil Girl to create this cute little pincushion. I don't often use my very fancy Brother's sewing/embroidery machine but as part of my self-challenge for 2019, I am using sewing more on my projects. The stitching was a little "wonky" so my corners did not turn out as evenly as they should have and there were a few other "oops" but in general, I am pleased with the outcome.
I am posting the link to the tutorial down below but I want to share some changes I made when creating my pin cushion.
- I really did not want to purchase more craft inks, so I decided to see if the Distress Oxide Inks would work and they did.
- Because I am capable of losing anything while I am working on a project, I added a tassel to my pincushion.
- I also decided to use two buttons in the center of my cushion instead of one.
- Rather than filling my pincushion with Fiber Fill (used in pillows, etc.) I used ground walnut shells. This material keeps your pins sharp.
I am including the YouTube Video but I recommend that you use the Step Tutorial HERE on Ann's Blog for correct measurements and cutting and sewing instructions!
Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to seeing your fabulous stenciled project in our challenge!