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Having a place to keep them, other than in a pile on the counter, when I no longer need them to hold layers of fabric together had become a necessity.
There are so many cute pincushion ideas out there to inspire you to create one unique to you. Really, any shape or fabric is game as long as there is enough depth to it to accommodate the the length of a pin. I chose this shape because it's easy to create without a pattern using a few basic shapes. The personalization of your pincushion comes in the appliques you choose to use.
To begin, I used the 45mm Comfort Grip Rotary Cutter, 24 inch x 36 inch Cutting Mat, and the 3.5 inch x 18.5 inch Acrylic Ruler to cut a 2 1/2 inch x 11 1/2 inch rectangle from some blue wool felt. I used the 3 1/2 inch opening on the Circles Shape Template to cut 2 circles, one for the top and one for the bottom of the pincushion.
Next I used the Woodland Shape Template to cut out appliques, again from wool felt. Wool felt is a good material to use for pincushions because it handles the repeated poking from pins and needles over time very well. You also don't need to worry about finishing any cut edges because it will not fray.
I attached the appliques to the pincushion pieces using some decorative hand stitches.
After attaching the appliques, I used a blanket stitch to sew top and bottom pieces (the circles) to the long rectangle to create the base of the pincushion. Before attaching the bottom circle, I appliqued a heart over the seam where the side piece begins and ends. If you don't do this, you will need to stitch the seam closed. Leave a small opening to fill the pincushion with your filler of choice.
I filled my pincushion with crushed walnut shells. This was recommended to me by the ladies at my local fabric store but they can be found online as well. The shells are supposed to help sharpen the pins. They also add a really nice weight to the pincushion. You can also fill it with fiberfill.
After filling the pincushion, I completed the blanket stitch along the filling hole and stitched a length of pom-pom trim around the bottom.
To create the cover of the needle book, I cut a 6 3/4 inch by 3 1/2 inch rectangle from blue wool felt. For the inside pages, I cut three 6 1/2 inch by 3 inch rectangles from cream colored felt.
I added appliques using the Woodland Tree Template as I did on the pincushion.
To complete the needle book, I centered the cream felt pages on the cover and hand stitched them together. I used a blanket stitch to attach the first page to the covers (taking care not to take my stitches all the way through the cover material) to hide the stitching from the front cover. Trimming the edges of each page with the Soft Grip Pinking Shears completed the book.
And now my family can rest a little easier when donning their shoes in the house!