Friday, November 2, 2012

Rosebud Wristlet Pincushion

A few supplies, a needle and thread. Such cuteness!  Cute as a Button, that is!

  • One 2-1/2" x 21" strip (1/2 a Roly Poly Strip)
  • One 2" Button
  • 6" to 7" Elastic lace 
  • Two 2" circles polyester batting or wool roving
  • Needle and matching thread
  • Hot Glue Gun

 FOLD fabric lengthwise in half and TRIM ends, rounding off raw edges.

NEEDLE & THREAD: Double-thread a long embroidery needle,
knot the end and bring it out through the fold to begin.

GATHER:  With the fabric folded, beginning with the trimmed curve,
 take a large running stitch to gather the raw edges, about 1/4" from edge.

Continue the running stitch until nearly at the end, then fold batting circles
and place in the end of the strip to form the rosebud center.

Fold end and continue stitches to the end of the strip.
Pull the thread to GATHER the strip, measuring about 8" to 9" long.
Don't tie a knot, d
on't clip threads.

Beginning with the stuffed end, gather the stuffed section tightly;
scrunch down to form a little rosebud.  This will become your pincushion.
Take a few stitches through the seam allowance to tack into place.

Continue rolling, securing with stitches until you reach the end of the strip.
Wrap it, tack it, wrap it, tack it.  Try to keep the raw edges even as you go, otherwise you may lose the middle of your flower.

Knot and tie off thread.

Fluff out your petals and set aside.

Measure your wrist.  Cut Elastic Lace exactly to that measurement.
Overlap ends 1/4 inch, and STITCH into a circle.

STITCH a 2" Button to the Elastic Lace.

At this point, tie a knot and clip your threads. 
Use a hot glue gun to fill the buttonholes (prevent scratches *Ü*),
then adhere the rose to the button at the base.  

You'll be amazed how handy this little pincushion is!  My sister fit over 30 pins into hers!  Makes a great notion for your sewing kit or a fun gift for a sewing friend.  A fun Make & Take project for kids, at guild meetings, or say, in a booth at Quilt Market...

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