Thursday, October 29, 2009

Strawberry Pincushion Tutorial


Would you like to make a strawberry pincushion? I will show you step by step, how to make these little cuties.
It is very easy. (This pattern will make two pincushions).

You will need:

::  8 inch square of red fabric
::  scrap of green felt
::  strong thread, sewing needle, scissors
::  stuffing
::  hot glue gun

Click here for the free pattern sheet for the strawberry leaf top.

Let's get started!
Draw a 7 1/2 inch circle on a piece of paper. Mark the diameter. Cut out the paper circle.
Pin to your fabric, and cut out the circle of fabric.



Cut fabric circle in half. This will make two pincushions. (one for you, one for a friend).




Take one of these pieces and fold in half. Right sides together. Pin. Draw a line in pencil along the straight edge, curving it just before the fold (see photo) - because you don't want to have a 'pointy' strawberry :)
Stitch along the line. Stitch second strawberry.



Next, turn the fabric right side out. (it will look like a cone). With doubled strong thread, sew a gathering stitch about a quarter of an inch from the top.


Stuff the strawberry firmly. Pull in gathering thread and tie in a knot. The strawberry leaves will cover the top of the strawberry, hiding the gathering and the small area of stuffing in the centre.



Cut out the strawberry top paper patterns (A) and (B).
Pin to the felt and cut out around the pattern. Or trace around the pattern with a white dressmaker's pencil. Then cut out. Cut out another set of leaves for the second strawberry.

Using the instructions on the pattern sheet, hot glue the strip of three leaves (A), and roll up to form the stem with three leaves attached. (be careful of your fingers with the hot glue - ouchy!) Open out the leaves, and glue the to the three flat leaves (B).


Glue these two together to form the strawberry top

Hot glue underneath the strawberry top and attach to the strawberry. After glueing the top on, I like to put a small dot of glue under each leaf to hold it down.

Voila! She is done!
I hope you will enjoy making this fun project. These cute little pincushions would make an ideal gift for a sewing friend.
Happy Stitching,
Sandi xx

49 comments:

CurlyPops said...

That's adorable - great idea for my next hand crafty outing!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Thanks Sandi...and how good that I can get 2 out of it!!! I'll enjoy this one♥x

Lyn said...

Well think I might gige that a try, not too much sewing!
Love
Lyn
xxx

Sandrine said...

Yes Sandi it is a beautiful little present to receive!;)Your tutorial is great!Thanks for your warm hospitality the other day:)xx

Suzie said...

It is so sweet! I love to make pincushions, it is an addiction!
Thanks Sandi!

jannimary said...

How simple is that! I think I will have to make a couple. Thanks for sharing.

Lenna Green of Stitching Cow said...

What a wonderful tutorial,well done. Thanks for participating in my free give away, good luck!

Stina said...

Thankyou... I loved this one.. and now I can make one for me.. just me..lol...

Bev C said...

Hello Sandi,

Thanks so much for putting up the tutorial. I can see that the strawberry season is going to be a bumper one. Have a lovely day.

Guðrún said...

I don´t have to make one, I won your giveaway *LOL*

Zarinaia said...

Thanks for sharing this great tut!
I've linked your project on my blog..

:)

Eleonora, an Italian girl in Sweden

casserole said...

Lovely!! I posted a link on Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-strawberry-pincushion/2009/10/31/

(link will go live at 10:00am CST)

--Anne

Karen said...

This looks like something I could do. Thank you.

crazyQstitcher said...

I'm pleased to have found you through Craft Gossip. Thanks for the tute on the strawberry pincushion. Just what I need for my sister (92) who has just moved to a retirement home and wishes to teach residents easy crafts.
I'll be making some myself.

Maureen

Lynne said...

Hi Sandi, How are you doing? That looks a great tutorial, must give it a try. They would make great little gifts.

Christy said...

can't wait to try your tutorial! i love strawberries!

art spirit said...

What a great tutorial! Can't wait to make some strawberries for my friends! Thank you!

Jenny said...

Thanks for this tutorial! I posted a couple of these in my blogiversary giveaway, and my daughter is requesting a strawberry garden. They are really so easy, I ought to just show her how to make them.
~Jenny~

Thea said...

That's fantastic. I'm really envious of your awesome carriage studio too!

Suze said...

so cute!

little miss said...

I’ve just made this! I love it I had to do a slight variation as I don’t own a glue gun, so just sewed a nice green button on the top to hold it together. Thank you very much for this lovely tutorial!!

sewforlesss said...

awesome and so much fun

Diane H said...

Thanks very much - this is perfect and just what I'm looking for. I'm in the mood for strawberries!
Off to my sewing room.
http://sideroadstitcher.blogspot.com

Khris said...

How cute. Thanks for sharing your tutorial. I have put a link to you on my freebies blog if that's okay. Thanks Khris

Graciela said...

Thanks for this tutorial! is very very nice and easy

Parsley said...

Oh THANK YOU for this fun post! I work with 4-Hers and look for quick craft ideas.

Kimberly said...

LOVE these! Thanks for a sweet little idea and I'll let you know if - or should I say - WHEN I make them!

Amanda said...

LOVE IT!!! Perfect for the next girls meeting at our church. Simple but elegant for our preteens to make for mother's day.

Patti said...

Sandi: Thank you for the very cute strawberry instructions. you've made it look so easy!! Can't wait to try these!

Kimberly said...

thanks again!! I just made a few and they turned out awesome! Pop in my blog for a peek...

casserole said...

How cute!! I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-make-a-strawberry-pincushion/2010/04/14/

--Anne

Che Birba said...

Thanks for your tutorial!

I'll try to make a similar one,

Laura from Italy

Simple Southern Happiness said...

This is so sweet of you to post the instructions. I am off of here to go make some while I watch a movie.

Thank you so much.

Li de Liége said...

Muito, mas muito obrigado!!!!!
liége

Mrs. Joanz said...

Thanks so much for a great tutorial! I'll be making a one of these as an ornament for my cousin who LOVES, LOVES, LOVES, strawberries. I'm sure she'll appreciate this homemade item

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lady-sonja said...

Thank you so much for this great tutorial! It helped me to create my first sewing work!
Hugs, Sonja.

lucy potato said...

this is so cute i'm gonna try it!

jane said...

this pincushion is so sweet, don't have a glue gun but i'll give it go anyway. thank you for posting.

fraisiperles said...

Thank you for sharing! I luv strawberries! So cute!

Fraisiperles
Montreal Canada

michailia said...

Thank you ever so much for the detailed instructions and templates! I have been trying for quite some time to find such information. I collect pincushions and love strawberries. Much obliged! Michailia from Greece

Bambi Jayne said...

Thank you for the quick, visual tutorial. Wanted a quick craft fix for me and the kids...20 seconds of looking at pics and reading...think ive got it! Your great!

notjustpolish said...

I have made these too,very handy and cute also :)

margaret said...

popped in after seeing your pin cushion on another blog and followed her link so now following you, lots to browse through and catch up on.

alittlebirdmademe.com said...

I have included this tutorial in a list of links on my blog - http://alittlebirdmademe.com/2013/08/02/friday-finds-links-to-50-free-patterns-for-pincushions/
Please stop by and grab a button!

S.T.S. said...

This is perfect! Thank You for posting!

CrossedPawsDesign2014 said...

Hi,

I wanted to say a really big thank you for posting this tutorial.

I made two strawberries to use as needle rests in my crow hussif.

I can't attach a picture but if you would like to see them look at crossedpawsdesign2014.blogspot.co.uk.

Thanks again,
Best,
CrossedPaws

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Christina said...

Just wanted to let you know the ladies at my church are making these as part of our Operation Christmas Child project. The overall project is to create boxes of Christmas goodies for children in less fortunate countries. You can read about it here: http://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

To increase the durability of these wonderful gifts for 12-14 year-old-girls, we are sewing the leaves on instead of gluing. I am not sure how many we will make, but I would say at least 100.

Thanks for sharing this project pattern!!