Needed a pincushion at the counter. Darn it all, ANOTHER project! ;)
Oo, Wild Flower Pincushion!
This pattern was written by Anna Maria Horner several years ago. Here are hers (that go with the tutorial below):
And here are other peeps:
So the pattern pieces for this has apparently been removed from its original location (on Better Home & Garden), so I have re-posted it here: Anna Maria Horner Wildflower Pincushion Pattern Pieces. Below are her original instructions to make this giant beaut!
What You Need
1/4 yard multicolor print (pincushion sides, bottom)
1/8 yard orange floral (petals)
6" square magenta polka dot (center)
6" square heavy interfacing
Finished Pincushion: 6 X 6 X 3"
Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics.
Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances.
Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.
Cut Your Fabrics
From multicolor print, cut:
-- 8 of Pattern A
-- 1 of Pattern D
From orange floral, cut:
-- 16 of Pattern B
From magenta polka dot, cut:
-- 1 of Pattern C
From heavy interfacing, cut:
-- 1 of Pattern C
Sew together multicolor print A pieces in a row to make pincushion side (Diagram 1). Clip seam allowances; finger-press seams to one side:
Join two orange floral B pieces, leaving short edge open for turning (Diagram 2). Turn right side out. Press to make a petal. Repeat to make eight petals total.
Stuff lightly with fiberfill until pincushion stands on its own.
Baste small gathering stitches 1/8" from edges of multicolor print D circle. Center interfacing C circle on wrong side of D circle; pull gathers tight, wrapping D circle around interfacing, to make pincushion base (Diagram 6). Secure thread. Press.
Hand-sew pincushion base to bottom opening. Stuff firmly with fiberfill. Hand-sew side opening closed to complete pincushion.
Behold the giant goodness.