Heart-shaped pincushion with a finish
Let’s create a heart-shaped pincushion with decorative stitches as a gift for your fellow embroiderer. In the course of this tutorial, I used the stitches from Brother Innov-is 1E sewing and embroidery machine's memory.
Heart-shaped pincushion. Materials
- A sheet of paper
- Pink fabric
- Sewing or embroidery threads
- Quilting and sewing needles
- Padding (quilting cotton, chlorofibre, etc.)
- Tearaway embroidery stabilizer
Heart-shaped pincushion. Sewing
Select a decorative stitch on your embroidery machine. Make a “sandwich” out of your stabilizer, fabric, and underlay.
If your underlay has a sticky side, glue it to the fabric.
Stitch the “sandwich” with decorative stitches, leaving 1–1.5 cm between them.
Brother Innov-is V7 has lots of decorative stitches; one can find a suitable kind of stitch for any project or even create their own via My Custom Stitch. We’ll cover the latter issue in one of our future articles. Keep your eye on our updates!
Draw a heart on the sheet of paper or use a ready template. Fold the drawing in half, with its right side inside. Trace the outline onto the fabric. For a hanger, you can cut a piece of band or cord and attach it to the heart’s center. Stick the pin through, using it as a marker for attaching the band.
With your band/cord pinned, select the triple stitch on your machine and set the stitch length to 2.5 mm. Stitch along the outline.
While joining the parts, don’t forget to leave an opening for turning out and stuffing. Cut the fabric close to the stitched line. Turn it the right side out. Use a peg or something like it at the corners.
Stuff the heart with the padding of your choice, then sew the opening with a blind stitch.
A heart-shaped pincushion is ready!
Original text by Irina Lisitsa