|My Zakka Pin Cushion|
|Back of Pin Cushion|
I have been thoroughly enjoying looking at all of the gorgeous creations appearing on Flickr in the Zakka Style Sew Along. Have you checked it out? Click here. I purchased the eBook (love being able to download and read instantly!!) and today I printed out the Pincushion instructions. So cute! I only have one piece of linen... a pretty blue. I wanted to do a test run first, as I haven't worked with linen much (thousands of years ago I did make linen shorts - no further details will be forthcoming about those shorts!) My linen is quite a loose weave so I was a little concerned about hand sewing the opening shut, but it worked out okay. In my rush to get this little project done, I forgot to check which way my lace was facing when I sewed the front and back together..... I actually inserted the lace between the seam when joining the two front fabrics as my lace was cut off a linen hankie (the pattern sews the lace over the top of the join of the two top fabrics)......So anyway, my lace is facing towards the printed fabric but it is supposed to be facing towards the linen. The pin cushion in the book uses a covered button on the front but I didn't have any covered button pieces in my lucky box so I used two very old buttons which look quite pretty. I think I will give this little pincushion to *** (can't tell you as she reads my blog!!)
Now that I have had a practice run, I will make one of these cuties for myself!