Liberty Dumpling Pincushions
Thursday, April 13, 2017
As soon as I saw these pincushions popping up on instagram, I knew I had to stitch some up. I chatted a bit about my love of pincushions a few weeks ago, so I didn't need much of an excuse to make more. These are so little and cute, how could I resist? They're only 2"x2"x1", so tiny! I took the opportunity to take a few silly photos too, after tracking down some empty take-out boxes.
Dumpling Pincushion Pattern by Julia Williams of Alchemy Tea.
I knew I wanted to make my pincushions out of scraps, and thought a few from Liberty of London Tana Lawn would be extra special. Instead of using multiple prints for each I kept them extra simple. I would like to make a few more that are scrappier.
These whipped up so quickly. Julia includes lots of little tips and tricks to make these an easy sew.
For the tops, I made my own covered buttons, using the Dritz 5/8" Size 24 button kit. Many years ago, I made lots of covered buttons and turned them into hair-ties and pins that I sold on Etsy. It was fun to pull out those supplies and make a few!
These are stuffed with crushed walnut shells, which is my favorite pincushion filling. My pincushions tend to double as pattern weights, and these are the perfect size.