Monday, July 10, 2017

Teaching Kids to Sew - Project #2 Pincushion

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

**All of our "Teaching Kids to Sew" projects are designed for beginning sewers to learn during our Sewing Camp to be held at Clackamas Park Friends Church in Milwaukie, Oregon, June 18-22, 2018 for Session 1 and July 30-August 3 for Session 2 from 10-3 daily. For more information, please contact the church at or me, Lavonna via this blog.**

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