Today, I thought you may like to see what goes on to make my pincushions.
Every now & then, I sit down to my big kitchen table with my pile of felt and go nuts preparing pincushions for sewing.
I have my popular designs that I make reglarly, but I also always have ideas kicking around I need to try too. Today was a day for both types of preparation. I am out of peacocks (my biggest seller), I have a creative challenge to meet for an etsy team I belong to, and I want to upsize a couple of mini pincushions I’ve made recently. This is the extent of my written plans for this session. Not much eh? LOL A slack prep day today!
And so on to cutting!
I cut my felt a few different ways. I do die cut a couple of things – like my big circles, and use the rotary cutter for the sides, but most other things are cut with good old scissors freehand, making it up as I go.
If a design turns out to be popular, I will sometimes make a pattern to make it a little less fiddly and time consuming when it comes to preparation.
Once all the cutting is done, its on to embroidery thread selection and then the prep is all done. 8 pincushions ready to be made!
Now its on to the fun part – the sewing! I’ll show you once they are all done.