30/09/2017

Mini Dresden Plate Pincushion

With a few small little leftover pieces and this adorable vintage milk white bowl, I made this super easy pincushion for my sewing room!  These instructions are so easy to follow and you will find it come together very quickly! Please note: this pincushion will fit into a 5"- 6" container.


Cut 13 pieces from your favourite scraps that measure 1 1/2"X 3". Fold them over lengthwise and sew a 1/4" seam across the top.  Turn the point right side out and press as shown.

Sew the pieces together along the sides using a 1/4" seam.  Sew them all in a row.
This is the back of the pieces sewn together.

Lay on your cutting table and trim them to 2 1/4" from the point.

Sew them together to form a complete circle.

Using your finger, fold all the seams in the same direction making the fabrics overlap slightly to form the flower shape.  You will need to gently move the pieces so that they all end up folding the same amount.  Press well.

Cut a 2 1/2" circle and gather around the outer edges.  Pull together to make a circle and so the seams are in the centre.

Press well.

Place the dresden plate and circle on 10" square or cut circle. Pin in place. Stitch in place as desired.  I used free-motion quilting and stitched down the outer edges and centre circle.

If you haven't already used a circle, cut the outer fabric into a 10" circle.  Gather the outer edges using a long thread.

Fill firmly with stuffing.  Using a glue gun, and working quickly, put glue around the inner edges of the container or bowl.  Gently press the pincushion into the container and press around edges to be sure it is stuck.


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