Project #2 - Pincushion
For our second kid's project, we are going to make a simple 4 patch pincushion.
1 - 4 1/2" square
4 - 2 1/2" squares
OR 3 - 5" charm squares *(which will be shown in the instructions)
Embroidery floss or pearl cotton and Needle
Needle and thread
*For this project we will be selecting 3 5" charm squares and trimming them down to size for our needs. It can also be made out of the sized squares that are listed above, but the following instructions will use charm squares.
Select 2 charm squares for the top and 1 for the bottom
Cut the 2 squares in half so they measure 2 1/2" x 5"
Trim 1 to 4 1/2" square
Sew the 2 rectangles together length-wise using a 1/4" seam and iron them open
Cut the 2 rectangles in half creating 2 "2 patches" measuring 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"
Flip one 2 patch - put right sides together alternating colors
Sew together using a 1/4" seam and iron them open
Put together the 4 patch and backing, right sides together
With a pencil, mark 1 1/2" opening on one side
Beginning at the bottom marking, sew around to the next marking with a 1/4" seam
Trim the corners
Turn right side out and stuff with polyester stuffing
Hand sew the opening closed with needle and thread
Using embroidery floss or pearl cotton, sew the buttons in the center (one on top, one on the bottom)
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