It’s December 6th, and we’re fully into the holiday countdown! Looking for a “quick and easy” gift idea? Today is your lucky day! Dig into your fabric stash, select three fabrics that look great together, and try this cute little pin cushion.
Fabric 1 – cut one 6” square (for the front) and one 5” square (for the back). Cut the 6” square diagonally into two half-square triangles. Set the 5” square aside.
Fabric 2 – cut one 12½” x 1¼” strip
Fabric 3 – cut one 12½” x 1¼” strip
Sewing (all seams are ¼”)
Sew the strips of Fabric 2 and 3 together lengthwise to form a strip-set. Press.
Sub-cut the strip-set into:
- 2 – 4½” segments
- 2 – 1¼” segments
Sew the two 1¼” segments together to form a 4-patch. Press.
Sew a 4½” segment to each end of the 4-patch. Press.
Sew a half-square triangle to each side of the strip, matching the middle of the triangle to the center of the 4-patch. Press.
Trim to 5” square (place the 45 degree line on your ruler along the center seam).
With right sides together, sew the trimmed 5” square to the back square, leaving an opening of 1¾” along one side. Push out the corners and smooth the seams. Press.
Whip-stitch the opening closed and you’re done! You might want to include a new packet of pins with your gift, as we can always use new ones. Darn those elves that come in at night and steal them!
Remember to take time and enjoy the season!