Here we go, as promised, a quick tutorial for a Pleated Corner Pin Cushion. I made this pin cushion for myself a while ago, remember my Easy Pin Topper tutorial, well I needed a pin cushion for the picture. I know, how sad, but how do you take a picture of pins without a pin cushion? The things we do for craft blogs.
Anyways, I really like it, so, when I joined another pin cushion swap, I thought I would make one for my partner as well. This time, I took pictures so, I could share. I hope you like it as much as I do.
You will need, 2-5" squares, a couple of buttons, and some poly-fil.
Cut 2 - 5" squares and mark the center of each square (on the front) with chalk or water soluble ink. So it is not permanent.
Fold each square in half diagonally and measure in an inch from the edge and pin, as pictured above. Then open up the pleat and pin on either side to hold the pleat in place.
Here is the view of the pleat from the inside.
Once you have all 4 corners done it should look like this.
Turn one side right side out and place inside the other with right sides together. Baste. Trust me, it is much easier to sew without all the pins. Sew around the edge leaving an opening to turn right side out and to stuff.
Also, if you are working with directional fabric, like me, make sure to make note that both sides are going in the same direction. Unlike me, and I already sent out my pin cushion to my swap partner. I am now just noticing the fabric in these pictures. :(
Now you need to fill your pin cushion halfway with poly-fil. Then find the center that you marked earlier and tuff with 2 buttons and some embroidery floss. Finish filling your pin cushion with poly-fil till it is firm.
Once you are finished filling your pin cushion with poly-fil, close up the opening by hand with a needle and thread.
All done! Now you have your very own cute little pin cushion. Enjoy!