Saturday, September 17, 2011

craft a pincushion from a walnut

Side view of a walnut pincushion.
Brief Description: These tiny walnut pincushions make unique gifts. Trifles like these also are excellent additions to miniature collections and novelty boxes.

Supply List:
  • one cleaned walnut split in half and hollowed out.
  • tiny pincushion template
  • scissors
  • decorative button
  • small handful of cotton stuffing
  • a small swatch of woven check or plaid
  • tacky white glue
Directions:
  1. Cut a piece of woven check fabric after drawing around the template provided. (3 inch diameter circle)
  2. Sew a loose straight stitch around the edge of the fabric circle.
  3. Gently pull the end of the thread in order to create a pouch for the cotton to be stuffed. 
  4. Stuff the cotton in firmly and sew the edges tightly down around the stuffing.
  5. Sew on a button for decoration.
  6. Stuff the walnut half with cotton and then glue the tiny pin cushion on top of the walnut.
Top view of a walnut pincushion.
Circular template may be sized to three
inched across in a Word Document.
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