Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Sit & Stitch Pincushion

This is yet another completed project from last year (only a couple more left, I swear!).

Sit & Stitch Pincushion, top view

It is the "Sit & Stitch Pincusion" from Cindy Taylor Oates (of Taylor Made Designs). My mother-in-law gave me the pattern for Christmas. I was so smitten with it, I jumped in and finished one that weekend.

Sit & Stitch Pincushion, a peek at the back

Shopping my stash, I found a happy array of fabrics and and then got to work.

I did a couple things differently than the pattern suggested based upon the supplies I had on hand:
  • Used woven interfacing (Pellon SF101) rather than the Pellon 808 called for in the pattern.
  • I made my bias binding the old-fashioned way as I didn't have a bias making thingy of the correct size.
Both changes seemed to work well.

Sit & Stitch Pincushion, front view

The whole thing came together in an afternoon.

Sit & Stitch Pincushion, front top

It is designed to drape over the arm of a chair or couch. I think it is going to be perfect next time I'm downstairs doing some stitching in front of the television! (Note to self: find a project to work on in front of the tv!)