pincushion organizer keeps sewing
essentials in reach, and brightens
any room's decor.
Fill it with all your
most used notions to keep them
Pencils, marking pens,
craft knifes, and seam rippers
store neatly in each corner,
safely tucked into the folds.
Read on for project instructions!
**1/4 yard cotton fabric (for inner
lining -- I used quilter's cotton)
**4 3/4" wide by 4 3/4" high
piece of heavy weight stiff fusible
**Temporary spray adhesive
I used designs
small sizes of the
Crafty Cameos Design Pack for my
pincushion organizer. Visit the
Crafty Collectibles department for lots
of designs that are cute for this project!
Finished Size:7" wide by 4
high by 7" deep
First, to prepare the fabric for
the outer shell, using an
air-erase pen or other marking
tool, draw a 6 1/2" wide by 5
1/2" high rectangle on the
fabric (I used lightweight
Measure and mark the
center of each side of the shape
by measuring and dividing by
Draw lines connecting the
Create paper templates of the
handy instructions for more
information about making and using
sure the design fits well within the
shape. There should be at least 3/4"
of space between the outer edges of
the design and the edges of the
Remove the template and spray a
piece of medium weight cutaway
stabilizer with temporary adhesive
and smooth the fabric on top.
Hoop the fabric and
stabilizer together by aligning the
marks on the hoop with the lines on
Attach the hoop to the
machine and load the design.
Move the hoop so that the
needle is aligned with the center
point on the fabric, and embroider
When the design has finished, trim
away the excess stabilizer on the
backside of the embroidery.
Cut out the shape.
Repeat the hooping and
embroidering process for a total of
Next, align the second panel on top
of the first panel, right sides
together, and pin in place along the
Sew a 1/2" seam along the
right side only.
Press the back seam open with
the third panel on top of the second
panel, right sides together, pin in
place along the right side and sew a
1/2" seam along the right side only.
Press the seam.
Repeat this process for the
To prepare the inner lining fabric,
cut four pieces of fabric (I used
quilter's cotton) to 6 1/2" wide by
5 1/2" high. Assemble the pieces together
just as you did for the inner
Lay the embroidered outer shell flat
with the right side facing up.
Align the inner lining on
top, right sides together, with the
Pin in place and sew a 1/4"
seam along the top and bottom edges
only. Leave the side edges open for
Turn the fabric right side out and
press the seams.
Sew a 1/4" seam along the
left short end to close it (leave
the right end open for stuffing).
Then, turn the fabric of the
right short end in 1/2" to the wrong
side and press.
Stuff the first panel with
Then, push the fiberfill to
the side away from the first seam
and pin the layers of fabric in
Sew a one inch long seam in the
center of the existing seam. This
binds the layers together but allows
the top and bottom of the panels to
flatten out a bit.
Repeat this process for the
second and third panel.
When you reach the fourth panel,
stuff it as you did for the other
panels and insert 1/2" of the raw
end (left end) inside the right end
(folded end) forming the cushion
into a ring.
Align the seams and using
needle and thread, tack the layers
together at the top and bottom
(where the seams align).
Stitch both layers together
in the center of the fold (just as
you did in between the other
Sew the remaining openings
closed by stitching through just the
top layers on the outer shell and
just the top layers on the inner
lining. Turn the cushion inside out
to reach the inner lining layers.
Turn the cushion right side out.
To prepare the bottom of
the cushion, cut two pieces of
fabric to 5 1/2" wide by 5 1/2"
Align the pieces
together, right sides together,
pin in place, and sew a 1/4"
seam along three sides only.
Leave one side open for turning.
Turn the fabric right side out
and press the seams.
Cut a piece of heavy
weight stiff fusible interfacing
to 4 3/4" wide by 4 3/4" high
and insert it inside the fabric.
Turn the fabric of the
opening in 1/4" and press. Then,
press the square to activate the
Top stitch a 1/4" seam
along the entire outer edge of
Next, align the bottom piece
with the bottom seam of the
cushion and hand stitch in
And your pincushion organizer
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