Friday, May 3, 2013

FREE Pattern~Victorian Pin Cushion

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Victorian Boot Pin Cushion by Denise Clason
Ever since I was a little girl my grandmother had her Victorian boot shaped pin cushion hanging on the wall. I had always admired it and loved to look at it with all of its pins, safety pins, buttons, ribbons and needles safely stored in its shape. I recently became the blessed owner of this beloved pin cushion when she passed at age 93 last year. My grandmother was a beautiful seamstress and quilter…of which, I will give her credit for my love of fabric and designing! I decided to recreate the pin cushion in more current fabrics, keeping with the great charm of hers, please enjoy! 

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Supplies:
*1 Fat Quarter fabric of choice (boot)
*1 Fat Quarter, to coordinate with boot fabric
*1/3 yard 2-1/4” double sided eyelet lace
*1/3 yard 5/8” double-sided satin (ribbon)
*(7) 1/2” misc. antique or vintage looking buttons
*Quik Grip®, Beacon Adhesives
*Fray Check®
*Dual Duty XP all-purpose thread, Coats & Clark® to match prints
*1 bag Stuffing
*Basic Sewing Supplies
*Tea for dying
*cardstock or a cereal box for pattern 

Instructions:
1. Trace boot & ruffle patterns onto a piece of lightweight cardstock. Trace the boot pattern onto the wrong side of the boot fabric. Layer the boot fabric with two pieces right sides together. Cut the boot out, leaving a 1/4” seam allowance around the tracing line. Set aside. 
2. Trace the ruffle pattern onto the folded edge of the ruffle fabric, with right side out. Cut ruffle out leaving a 1/4” seam allowance around the tracing line.
3. Make a running stitch along the cut edge of the ruffle. Pull the threads to gather the ruffle and “fit” inside the top edge of the boot fabric, leaving a 1/4” of the boot at each end.
4. Pin & sew the ruffle in place onto the right side top edge of the boot. 
5. Sew the two boot pieces, right sides together, along the pattern lines, leaving an opening to turn right side out, where marked on pattern. Clip the corners and curves of the seam for ease of turning right side out. Turn right side out.
6. Stuff the boot with stuffing. Be sure to stuff tight enough to stand straight. Slip stitch the opening closed.
7. Heat a cup of water for the tea. Soak the eyelet in the tea to create an antique look. Wring out the water and let dry. Iron.
8. Sew a gathering stitch along the center of the eyelet. Ruffle the eyelet to the length marked on the boot pattern. Tie a knot in the threads to secure. Use fray check to secure ends of eyelet.
9. Adhere the eyelet to the boot with quik grip. Pin to hold in place, while drying.
10. Tie a ribbon bow. Use fray check to secure the ends. Adhere to the boot with quik grip.
11. Glue the buttons onto the eyelet with quick grip.
12. Tie two ends of a 5” piece of ribbon together with a knot. Sew the knot onto the back of the pin cushion to hang on the wall. Note: You may sew a paper clip onto the back of the pin cushion to hang on the wall. 






20 comments :

  1. Oh my gosh Denise those are sooo cute!!!!!!

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    1. It is also a fun pincushion! It lies in front of my machine and has a lot of room for pins, needles, etc.!

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  2. What a great idea! Perfect for gifts too.

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    1. Yes, they would make perfect gifts! And what is so great about that, you can pick the colors you want it to be!

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  3. Oh my! This is so beautiful, Denise! Lovely! This is the prettiest pin cushion ever! :)

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    1. Thanks, Alex, my grandmother had some really great sewing notions!

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  4. Diana Leahy Foree ---Denise, I love all your great posts. Makes me want to try them all!

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    1. All you need to do is start with one and keep going! Dianna! Thanks for your sweet comments.

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  5. Sew Adorable! Never tried my hand at sewing, accept for replacing buttons or repairing a seam, your posts make me want to to break out gramas Singer!

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  6. So pretty and functional!! Denise, thank you for sharing the pattern.

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  7. So precious! I love it! You are truly talented Denise!

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    1. Thank you Carmen, I really appreciate your comment.

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  8. So pretty. I love when practical items add to the beauty of decor at the same time.

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    1. Joanne, Yes, most of the things I like to make are practical...

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  9. Your Victorian Pin Cushion is very nice. I had a Victorian Christmas Stocking pattern which i liked as it was so different from the normal stockings you can get.
    By Yvette Thompson

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    1. thank you Yvette! It is so much fun recreating vintage items!

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  10. What a darling pin cushion! would make a great gift or addition to any craft room

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    1. Send me a picture and I'll post it to this post! Thanks!

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