I love my finger pincushions. They’re dainty and indispensable.
Machine or Hand
These are great for machine piecers (left), and hand piecing snobs (right).
They even work for lefties!
I wear a finger pincushion when I am machine piecing, when I am hand piecing, and sometimes when I am not sewing at all. (Ooops!)
If you forget to take one off when you leave the house, Monkey says you should try to wear one that matches your outfit.
They are fun to make, so there’s no excuse not having one to match.
There are written instructions in a few Inklingo Shape Collections, but they are so simple you can probably just watch the movie (70 seconds).
1 minute how-to
What I used:
- scraps of cotton fabric
- Inklingo Circles – printed 1.5 inch circles on fabric (named with the finished size)
- rotary cutter and mat (Use scissors if you prefer.)
- quilting thread for a running stitch to gather the circles
- finger-sized spool of thread
- scraps of batting (Silk is v v nice.)
- 1/8 inch elastic
- tweezers to coax the elastic through little holes
- a bit of patience (see above)
- big buttons
- glue gun and hot glue
Russ listened to the William Tell Overture over and over again. (Licensed from Unique Tracks) It’s okay because he laughed when he saw the final result.
We have written about circles before, here.
You could WIN
Leave a comment before Tuesday March 6 to be in a drawing for one of my pincushions, okay? If you don’t win, you can make lots of finger pincushions for yourself and for friends anyway.
This was not on the official To Do list, but it was a nice break. Can you tell I was having fun?
We’ll be back soon with more about the winners in the EQ/Inklingo Love the Lines Contest too. Thanks for visiting.
Linda & Monkey
New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Quick Start (Always FREE.) There are triangles, diamonds, and squares in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.