Friday, February 20, 2015

Sew the Library: Deluxe Pincushion


Yes, you knew I had to use Sew Organized for the Busy Girl for one of these posts eventually. It's such a strange but wonderful thing to have this book in my hands and to actually be sewing from a pattern inside it!


Choosing a favorite project from your own book is like picking a favorite child. How can you possibly do it? But if I absolutely had to, it might just be the Deluxe Pincushion. This little project embodies everything I wanted the projects in my book to be: simple, quick, and very useful. I love being able to indulge in a bit of patchwork with my tiniest scraps, and I'm always crazy about projects that I can finish in a hurry (I began working on this after the girls started their morning classes today and was finished before lunch!). Most of the prints are from the adorable Milk, Sugar & Flower collection by Elea Lutz for Penny Rose Fabrics. I added a Sweetwater text print and a little dotty fabric too, since I always love to add some black and white to any project. A side loop out of Cotton + Steel twill tape was the finishing touch.


This would be such a fun pincushion to bring to a retreat or sew-in. All your notions tuck neatly into the pocket, and off you go!

I'm linking up with the rest of the Sew the Library crowd at Weekend Doings. You still have a week before February is over. Come join us!

16 comments:

  1. Love it!

    I also like simple, quick and useful. Actually, if I had to rank the order of what I expect from a project, useful would be number one, aesthetic would probably be number two, and simple/quick would be number three. This project ticks all those boxes. Very nicely done, and very cute.

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  2. Woo! This would make such a great gift for crafty friends! I can't wait to sew my project from your book! xx

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  3. Oh what a great project :-) Quick, useful and oh so pretty. I love it!

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  4. It's lovely! I have to get my hands on a copy of your book!

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  5. What a lovely project! Lots of opportunity for cute fussy cutting :)

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  6. Heidi, this is such an adorable pincushion, and your addition of all that cute fabric is just perfect. I'm so looking forward to making my own version of this pincushion.

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  7. So cute! I went to amazon to order it and found it is not out until April 1. Should I be looking somewhere else or is that the date?

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  8. Such a darling pin cushion! Looks like a fab book ~ one I could certainly use ~ my sewing space is a mess right now!

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  9. This is a darling project! Your book looks fantastic!!
    Susie

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  10. This is really adorable! (I keep seeing this fabric this week, I think I have to get some.)

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  11. Super cute pin cushion. I love the black and white polka dotted fabric. The perfect fram for all those cute prints.
    I can't wait to get a copy of your book and see all the lovely projects you put so much work and love.

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  12. Heidi, your pincushion is sweetness itself! All the little fussy cut squares in the center are so adorable! I just pre-ordered your book, because I could use some Organization for the Busy Girl! Congratulations by the way!

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  13. So adorable and useful at the same time! Your book is on my wish list!

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  14. Simply adorable,and love that it is also very useful!

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