Friday, July 11, 2014

Before and After: Pincushion makeover

I've been using the cheap felt pincushion on the left for almost ten years, when I bought it thinking it would hold me over until I could make something better.  Years and years later, I am so sick of using that thing!  I've been constantly reminded of how much I dislike it while doing lots of handwork for the Trip Around the World Challenge, and despite falling a bit behind on the challenge, I just had to whip out a new one before I could sew another stitch.

I'm quite pleased with the way the chevron pattern worked out, and hey! now I can use those colorful straight pins I had been saving for no good reason.  This weekend it's down to work!


  1. So cute! Big improvement...

  2. Very cute! I love your pretty, bright fabrics!

    And how fun to see your post in my reader right behind your mother's! How's the TAW coming along? I'm determined to make the deadline for part 2 -- and I'm glad we're not in AU - that gives us an extra 16 hours which I'll need LOL! Have you received your fabric yet? Mine hasn't arrived and I'm wondering if I dare proceed without it.

  3. If I had any need for a pin cushion, I'd totally ask you to make me one! You should sell them in your shop!!