I am embarassed to even post this, but this is my trusty old standard pincushion that I have had since I was a teenager. We've been through a gazillion projects together, so for sentimental reasons I almost hate to replace it. When I saw the free tutorial on Heather Bailey's blog for a cute square pincushion, though, I knew it was time for an upgrade.
As you can see, my poor pincushion is bulging with straight pins, needles, and safety pins. The threads from the needles (left in so the needles don't get lost inside the cushion) get all tangled and it's just a general mess.
Enter these darling little numbers. I like the square shape for its uniqueness, and I love how it won't roll off a table and the needles would have to try pretty hard to get lost within its stuffing.
Aren't they cute? I had so much fun making them that I made an extra one to give away.
So here's the deal:
For a chance to win a
FREE SQUARE PINCUSHION
How about you leave a comment and tell me what your first sewing project was, or if you've never sewn before then you can tell me what you would like to do as your first sewing project.
That's it - nice and simple. Then, on Monday, August 11th, I'll send your names over to a site that chooses random names and we'll have a winner! Anybody have a favorite random site they like to use? The pincushion I'm giving away is pictured below. The fabric is from Amy Butler's recent quilting collection.
So I'd love to hear from you this week, I look forward to reading about your first sewing adventure!