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Domestic Bliss – Pint Sized Pincushions

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Welcome back to Domestic Bliss Week.

Today’s free felt ornament tutorial is a slightly more modern take on the classic “tomato” pin cushion.

These guy are pint-sized about 2.5″  and are made from surprising shades like white and ice blue.

Aren’t they just the sweetest?

You will need:

TEMPLATE (at the end of this post)

2″ x 3″ Tomato  base color we used:  Granny Smith, Ice , White   Peanut Butter and Mod Paisley

Top Felt Color we used:  Orange Whip, Ice, Orchid White and Peanut Butter 

Embroidery thread

Sewing Pins

Felt Glue

Fingernail polish (optional)

Cut 1 large circle for the base and one small star shape for the top.

For tips on cutting small or detailed shapes see: Cutting Detailed Shapes

or try Andie’s Method 

Using fingernail polish paint pins to match your color scheme.

It may take 2 or 3 coats depending on your pins base coat.

Attach a loop with embroidery thread to the center of the star-shaped top.

Set aside.

Using embroidery thread gather circle and stuff before closing, you will be covering up the top so you will not need to cover the stuffing completely.

Using contrasting embroidery thread section the ball shape into 6 portions.

See our free felt food tutorial Felt Pumpkins for detailed pics on sectioning.

Sew top over exposed stuffing.

Play with the pins until you figure out the best way to arrange them.

Remove one pin at a time so you don’t lose your chosen spots.

Dip each pin end into felt glue and poke back into cushion.

You should see a small bead at the base, this will dry clear and the build up will prevent any painful surprises under your tree.

Happy Crafting!

~Andie

Tune in tomorrow to see how we top off this Domestic Bliss Tree…(it involves about 200 pink sequins!)

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