Sunday, January 22, 2012


Beth at Love Laugh Quilt has been hosting a Pincushion Parade this week, so I thought I'd participate.

Here's my main pincushion.
This was made of scraps from a dress and jacket I made my daughter years ago.  It is my favorite one because I love red and yellow and I loved that little dress.

Here's another, also made out of scraps from clothes I made her.

I do like this happy bug :)
I love creative pincushions but there is a limit to how much work I want to put into one.  These are super easy -- I got them from a tutorial here -- I just used a lid from a chocolate milk canister (an oatmeal canister lid would also work) as my template.  I had ambitions of making a pile of them and giving them as Christmas gifts -- one of these days I may still do that.

If you have greater ambitions than me, there are lots more wonderful ideas at tipnut. Or if you've already got one to share, join the Pincushion Parade yourself!


  1. Thanks for joining in! Nice to have sweet memories of sewing projects for your daughter. ;)

  2. It a really good idea make them of your girl's dresses scraps!!

  3. Cute, cute, pins are all on one of those boring magnetic things!!

  4. Thanks for sharing! This parade sure was fun!!!

  5. They are a lot of fun to make and a gal really can use more than a few. I think folks would enjoy receiving a pin cushion as cute as these.


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