Frequently when I sew, I pull pins and just drop them because I don’t want to try to look around or reach for a pin cushion. I thought it would be nice to have a pin cushion to put on my wrist, but I never got around to making one. Then I realized, February was ending and I had not finished a project for February Craft Book Challenge yet. I pulled out my craft books and discovered my Zakka Sewing book has a wrist pin cushion! I decided this would have to be my February CBC item.
I made a few minor changes while making the pin cushion. I didn’t want all the layers to have frayed edges, so I turned a couple of the edges. One of my flowers is a little textured which I think gives it a nice touch. I did use linen but only for the strap. What do you think? I loved how the little bird turned out so well on the top of the pin cushion.
I was a little disappointed in the directions for sewing in the stuffing. I also didn’t like how the cushion part turned out. I think I’ll be undoing part of this sometime so that I can make the cushion a little nicer. I might also attach the cushion to the top of the strap rather than underneath the strap.
I found a compass which my husband used to use, but now it is only collecting dust. I’ve been using it to prepare things for sewing. I really like how easy it is to adjust the size on this one. A compass is turning out to be a really wonderful addition to my craft supplies. When I pull apart my pin cushion to remake the cushion part, I will post more photos of the steps I took to turn pieces and make the wrist pin cushion.
The past two weeks I’ve been to several embroidery events. I will have some posts coming up soon about who I saw and what I bought. I’ll also show off some embroidery designs I’ve done in both Masterworks II and the Floriani Embroidery Suite.