Sunday, December 29, 2013

How to Make and Do Appliques

From AngelLea a tutorial here

From Sew Like my Mom here

I've been playing around with appliques. I've been making a mermaid one, steampunk octopus with top hat and mustache and a zombie girl. I've done an patchwork elephant and mustache on some quilt squares. When I get a chance I'll take pictures for you.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

DIY Pin Cushion

I am making a couple of pin cushions for gifts. I thought I would post some interesting ones to make as gifts or even for myself.
These Mushroom ones are from an Chinese site so I don't have much information on them but the post is here

Same site, different cushion here

From Sarah Hodgson's Blog a tutorial on the flower pin cushion here
I've made these before and they are easy and fun to make. You can just use scrap fabric or do a patchwork.

Here's a cute pattern from The Little House by the Sea here


Tea Cup and Saucer Tutorial here
How to make these cute cupcake pincushions from Duckling Pond here

More info about making different pin cushion's from the Domestic Diva's Disasters here