Monday, July 10, 2017

Teaching Kids to Sew - Project #2

Project #2 - Pincushion



For our second kid's project, we are going to make a simple 4 patch pincushion.

Materials needed:
1 - 4 1/2" square
4 - 2 1/2" squares
OR 3 - 5" charm squares *(which will be shown in the instructions)
2 buttons
Polyester stuffing
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)







Thank you for joining us!




Join us again for the next project!


Lavonna ZWB

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