Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pincushion Tutorial

Like mother like daughter... This is a pincushion I made for my mom for Mother's Day, and since she reads my blog, she will now see what she is getting!!
Happy Mother's Day Mom!

You see my Nana LOVED Poppies and since her passing my mom collects all things Poppy... Luckily for us they are California's state flower so this time of year they are everywhere!

You will need a few pieces of felt, and I used a icing cup from Pillsbury cinnamon rolls.
I also drew out a Poppy petal for my pattern.

I made my side strip 3/4" taller than the container.

Then trace the circle and cut 2 out, one for the top one for the bottom.

Sew the side up with a whip stitch

Next you need to sew the bottom circle on, use the same whip stitch, as you can see my traced circle was a little to big so I trimmed off the extra.
Bottoms on!
This is when I decided to sew beads on the side and didn't take a picture {sorry}

Now stuff the inside with a fiber fil.

Cut out 5 Poppy petals, arrange them in a circle and stitch together.
You now have a flower shape, I then cut out a little circle for the center and tied with embroidery floss...
Attach flowers to the top circle, I also added Poppy leaves.

Whip stitch the top on...
and... voila you have a happy fun pincushion!

11 comments:

funky bag freak said...

Jen, your mom is going to love it! It's adorable!

Splendid Things said...

Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing~ it's a great gift idea! Jeanette

Empty Nest Full Life said...

How cute is that! What a great Mothers Day gift! Jackie

Elise said...

Good grief, Jen, is there nothing you can't do?!?! That is amazing!!
Elise

Jes said...

I LOVE poppies!
L.O.V.E. poppies, Jen!
What a sweet little gift! :)

Rhonda in OK said...

I was watching the Today show this morning and a story came on about a new thriller movie with Beyonce.
I will never watch the movie but for some reason, I watching the movie clip and saw the cutest bird art work on the wall of that movie house.
There were 6 canvases, maybe 8x10, painted a beige color with the edges distressed, and each one has a different bird silhouette in black on it.
They are too cute and would be very easy to make your own. ANd I do plan on making some or something similar anyway.

I thought of you when I saw them.
I think this link will take you to the clip

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/#30364729

and the bird pictures are at the very beginning.
the movie is "Obsessed"

Jill said...

Pretty darn cute!
-Jill

Julie said...

How adorable..your mom is going to be so happy! I may have to try to make one this weekend...;) Julie

jenjen said...

That is adorable! I love the flower! Thanks so much for the tutorial Jen!

XOXO
Jen

onegirliegirl said...

Wonderful tute!! Have given you a little award...come and see :)

http://onegirliegirl.blogspot.com/2009/04/id-like-to-thank.html

Mother Hood said...

Yet again...I am amazed!