Ages ago someone requested a pin cushion tutorial so this idea has been bouncing around my head for a few months but I didn’t have the materials until now.
First you will need to decide how big you want your heart to be, I was using scrap lace so I had to measure how much I actually had to go around the heart!
So cut two hearts…
…and one long rectangle which is long enough to go around the outside of the heart. You will also need 2 pieces of lace as long as the rectangle and two pieces of the rose ribbon to cross over the top.
Sandwich the lace between the rectangle and one of the hearts like this:
Carefully stitch all around the outside, wrapping the rectangle all the way around the heart. I’m using white thread so you can see what I’m doing:
Make sure that you pleat the lace as you sew so it goes around the curves of the heart. Trim the excess of the sides and stitch it shut. From the top it should look like this:
Now put the rose ribbon across the top in an “X” shape. In the photo below I accidentally put the top heart felt on first but it needs to go ribbon then felt on the very top otherwise it will be on the inside!
So stitch around the top heart leaving a couple of centimeters gap on one side.
Turn it inside out through the hole and it should puff up with the lace sticking up nicely. Fill it with stuffing!
Then you just need to stitch the hole closed and you’re all finished.
Done! Pretty cute.
You can use it as a regular pin cushion or to hold larger things you’re using like small scissors under the rose ribbon.
Took around 20 minutes to make and I’m sure if you did a better job than I did it would make a lovely present! ^_^