Friday, July 13, 2007

Not just an ordinary pin cushion!

How about a little buddy to sit on your desk and keep your pins safe?
These sweet little pin cushion are a doddle to make and you DON'T have to be good at sewing!! They started out life as a pattern for a strawberry!!!!!!!! on the Martha Stewart website and I adapted them into mice.
Use the pattern for the main part of the strawberry to cut your body and sew up the edges to make a 'cone'. Use a small running stitch to gather the end of the cone. Stuff with toy filling and cover with a circle of felt about the size of a 2pence coin. Use small stitches to secure this and then add a tail from wool or paper string like mine and then cut two small ear pieces and stitch to the top of the face. Use embroidery thread for his features and don't forget to give him whiskers!! They look lovely on their own but they look even better as a little mouse family.

8 comments:

Brigitta said...

these are soooooo cute!!! unfortunately I totally loose it with such fiddly stuff grrrrr

Kel x said...

oh my goodness! too too cute! another fab idea!

toothfairytrace said...

very cute!!

Alexandra McNicol said...

these look so cute, noway would i be able to manage it.

Yizz said...

They look wonderful - I cant quite work out where the circle of felt goes though.

A Creative World said...

The circle of felt just pops over the gathered end of the cone shape to cover up the untidy looking edges. They are really super easy to make and once you've done one and you work out what you are doing you can easily make quite a few in one evening :D

Hope this helps, Andrea x

Stitchinwitch said...

I think I may have to make some for my DD. Cute mice

Alter Me said...

these are so cute :0)