Do you need a new pincushion? Maybe a quick gift? Maybe you have a bit of fabric left over from your last project?
Gather your scraps and sketch your design- I find graph paper really helpful but scratch paper works too!
Make sure you include seam allowances (1/4″) when measuring and cutting your pieces:
With right sides together, mark your seam allowances and stitch your pieces together:
When you have the front of your pincushion done:
Pin the front to the back, right sides together:
Stitch all the way around, leaving an opening in the center of one side:
Carefully turn right side out through the small opening, fill with stuffing and stitch closed. You can add height by folding each corner and stitching them down:
Open your binder and measure the width and height.
Add 12 inches to the width and 2 inches to the height. Write these measurements down.
Cut 2 pieces of fabric with these measurements. (Mine were 34″ X 13 5/8″)
Next, pin the two pieces of fabric right sides together.
Using a 5/8″ seam allowance, stitch around the edge, leaving a 4″ opening on one short side. (Remember to back stitch at the beginning and end)
Trim the corners, but be careful not to cut your stitching lines.
Turn it right side out through your 4″ opening.
Hand stitch the opening closed.
Place your open binder on your cover, centered, and fold each end in.
Pin the top and bottom edges. Fold the binder closed to make sure the cover is not too tight. Adjust as necessary.
Remove the binder.
Stitch very close to the top and bottom edges. Make sure to back stitch.
Insert your binder:
This would be a great project to add personalization like embroidery or other embellishment!
How well do you follow directions? Use the links and instructions below to make a dress, shirt, tie or bookmark.
Origami Dress Tutorial
Origami Bookmark Tutorial
Origami Shirt Instructions
Origami Tie Instructions