Monday, 4 March 2013

Anything Goes - Quilt 'n Sew #7 - Pincushion and Mini Scissor Pouch Tutorial

Any and all sewing room needs a few pretty pincushions, its not just handy but they brighten up any table.  I found the tutorial to make these pretty cathedral window pincushions on the Moda Bake Shop website.

After making the pincushions I played around even more, and made a little scissor pouch that fits in nice and snug between my machine and the risen table top.

Here is a step by step tutorial to make your own scissor pouch.  I have not included any sizes since this could be made for any size scissor.  This one however measures about 5 inches by 3½ inches when finished.  

What you'll need to make your own, is paper or cardboard to trace your template.  Four pieces of fabric roughly the same size as your scissor.  Any type of stabilizer or interfacing.  I used medium fusible interfacing.

You start of by tracing (free hand) a template of your scissor on a piece of paper or cardboard and cut out all around the drawn line.  This will roughly be the finished size of the pouch.

Use the template and cut out two pieces of interfacing / stabilizer and four pieces of fabric of your choice.

Use a pressing cloth and with a hot iron press the fusible interfacing, shiny side on to the wrong side of two pieces of your fabric.  I pressed the interfacing onto the two red print fabric pieces.  Then take the other two pieces of fabric and place it on top of the interfacing, with the right side up.  Pin together to keep in place.  If you're using a stabilizer you can just pin your pieces together with the stabilizer  in the middle of your fabric with the right sides facing outwards.

Sew around the curved edge of ONE of the pieces using a zigzag stitch.  Fold over the curved edge that you've just edge stitched and place it on top of the back of the pouch.  Sew all around the pouch with the same zigzag stitch.

I sewed around the pouch twice just to secure it a bit better, and to not have so many ruffles on the edge, although I think it adds just a little more to the 'cuteness' of the pouch.  You can then add a button for embellishment.

I hope you will give this a try too.  I had a lot of fun making them.  Initially I wanted to make only one pincushion, but ended up making three, these will make the cutest gifts!

But now it's time for this week's linky party

It's Monday and a new week, so lets all share some of our projects, please link up any current project you've been busy with, anything at all....this link is open for a week and will run every Monday.  So remember if you forget to link up today, you still have the rest of the week to add something.  Remember to come back next week, or follow my blog to get regular updates.

If you wish, feel free to add any other blog posts you write during the week, since this linky stays open for a full week, I think its a great idea to share and keep sharing...

All I ask is that you either add the 'Anything Goes' blog button to your sidebar or add a text link to your blog post, and comment on a few of the other links too, share the love and make this weekly linky party a fun way to connect. 

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Lorna McMahon said...

I am absolutely in love with those little pincushions, Marelize! I can see why you ended up making more than one. Thanks for the tutorial!

Chris Dodsley @made by ChrissieD said...

Oh I'm so in love with Cathedral Windows and these pin cushions are just gorgeous, loving the scissors case too :)

Rosie said...

Love the pin cushions and the scissor keeper looks handy as well.

Karin said...

Oops...sorry about this, my first link up goes back to your post...copied the wrong thing and the red mark to delete it had gone.

Marelize Ries said...

No worries, I deleted it from my side.. Thanks for linking up!

Sewing Mom said...

Lovely little scissor holder! I wonder if I have any of my orange scraps left.

I think you have a Bernina too?!?! Such nice machines. Thanks for the tutorial.

Kelly Vetch said...

The fabrics you used there were so cute!!



Danih03 said...

I love this scissors pouch tutorial and I adore the pincushion(I have a thing for them). I almost forgot about your linky party! My blogging has been so spotty lately! I'm glad I got to join in! You are doing it every week right?

Deborah said...

You have the cutest blog with such lovely projects! I love your pincushion and scissor holder!

Fun, Factual, Weird, and Breathtaking said...

Both the pincushion and scissor pouch are adorable!


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