This pin cushion making kit, out of all the kirstie Allsopp kits that I have been lucky enough to test, has been my favourite so far. I love the pretty floral and polka dot patterns, and the instructions were really easy to follow which helped. The fabric panel that is included comes with pre-printed pieces in the exact size and shape you need, and you get enough to make four pin cushions!
Kirstie Allsopp Pin Cushion Making Kit
In the Box
- One printed fabric panel
- Needle and thread
- Embroidery thread and needle
- Embroidery floss
You’ll Also Need
- Fabric scissors
- Pinking shears
- Sewing machine
- Measuring tape
- Tailors chalk or fabric marker
How to Make
- Start by cutting out all of the pieces that you are going to need from the pin cushion making kit and iron them. I found it best to use a pattern with segments on it for the top and then a non-segmented design for the bottom.
- Pin the two large circles, right sides together, stitching a one centimetre seam allowance around the edge. Make sure to leave a gap of around two to three centimetres to allow you to turn the pin cushion inside out.
- Turn the cover inside out.
- Fill the pin cushion with stuffing, make sure to fill it as much as possible as this will effect the overall look of your pin cushion, if there isn’t enough stuffing you will not end up with a plump pin cushion.
- Using the included needle and thread hand stitch the opening closed.
- Passing the needle down through the centre of the pin cushion, bring the thread up around the outside of the cushion following the line segments on the, place the needle back through the centre of the cushion and repeat until you have done this a total of six times. Make sure to pull the thread quite tightly. Secure the end of the thread with a knot in the centre of the pin cushion
- Attach button/s to the centre point of the pin cushion.