Pin Cushions (con’t)…

As December continued my obsession with pin cushions continued!!  After spending hours searching through Pinterest I found the one that would be my mother’s Christmas gift, my Mom who is an avid quilter.  This was another tutorial from season 4, episode 1 for a Mannequin Pin Cushion.  This was a super easy sew again and I used a small Christmas ball for the top and a candle stick from the thrift store for the base.  This pin cushion has a million possibilities and I have a couple more in the works!!



Pin Cushions

Well when you sew you need a pin cushion so I have been trying a few different patterns from a variety of patterns I have found on Pinterest.  This little adventure started when I asked on the Swoon Facebook page what people’s favourites pin cushions were!  This post had over 50 comments and may people included links to a variety of pin cushions.  So with this in mind I started searching for a few to try!  The first pattern I tried was a chicken that whipped up super quick and you can totally use any left over scraps.  I now have about five of these chickens in a variety of sizes.


The next one was a little more challenging and gave me an opportunity to try some new sewing stitches.  Again this pattern was a great way to use up some scraps!  This is one of my favourite pin cushions.


The third pin cushion I created was a really cool bird that again used up some fabric scraps.  The pattern was found on Pinterest but again I watched a video on  The guest for this project was Joel Dewberry – enjoyed watching this episode and seeing his fabrics. This is my version…


Please feel free to leave your comments about your favorite pin cushions!!



Take Two….

So last week I did a blog post about the Tulip from CloBird Designs and as I stated there were many mistakes in the first one.  So I decided to take two.  I whipped up another Tulip for a fellow sewer in a birthday group that I belong too.  Here is the second one that I absolutely love.  This little case is perfect size for sewing notions!



Patterns for Pirates

So today I thought that I would whip up some Peg Legs by Patterns for Pirates to test out my White Superlock DW734 that I haven’t used in 15 years.  This pattern was easy to print and match up.  The pattern sizing was very true to size.  The material I used was some super cheap and super thin 4 way stretch that I found at Lens Mills in London Ontario.  The pattern went together very easily and the directions were very detailed!  This was a super quick so and probably took an hour to cut out the fabric and sew together.  All in all great pattern!!


Getting Started

Today I have decided to start writing a blog to detail my adventures in sewing.  Recently I have been making bags.  The first bag I would like to blog about is the one I have created most recently the “Tulip” by Clobird Designs – this is a free pattern offered by Crafty.  I will add the link at the bottom of the post.  I love this little accessory bag it is quick and easy to sew and is very spacious!  The pattern consists of three different sizes including a passport size.  The fabric I used is grey linen I purchased at Jo Ann Fabrics in Port Huron and the flower fabric is Michael Miller and was purchased at Ye Olde Fabric Shoppe in Stratford ON.  My Tulip is not perfect but was a fun quick sew and will hold my supplies for an upcoming class.  Please check out CloBird Designs Group on Facebook and try out some of Karis Vail Hess’s patterns.

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