All good things come in little packages!

I have been trawling through Pinterest looking for little projects to sew and found a lovely pincushion design by Heidi Staples. It is a larger cushion with a pocket front for sewing accessories. I ordered her, ‘Sew Organised for the Busy Girl’  book, but was too impatient to wait for it’s arrival – so had a go at making something similar.

I started by cutting 9 squares (just over an inch square) and sewed them together. I then bordered these on all four sides with 4 strips of  complimentary material (I did the two sides first and then put larger strips across the top and bottom of the squares). After placing some interfacing behind I quilted across the block in simple straight lines.

A lining piece was sewn to the back of my rectangle and then I cut two larger rectangles to form the main body of the pincushion – I can’t quite remember the dimensions that I used – sorry!

The front pocket was then layered on top of one of the larger rectangles with right sides facing uppermost. A lace trim was placed along the top and the other large rectangle was placed over all of this with right side facing downwards.

I then sewed around all the edges leaving a gap at the bottom to turn everything in the right way, stuffed the pillow before sewing up the gap.


It is a little rough around the edges, but I do quite like it. The book arrived after I had completed the project but there are still a number of projects that I would like to try.


About wybrow1966

My name is Deborah, and my earliest recollection of being creative is learning how to smock at primary school. We had a wonderful, white-haired lady who came in once a week to teach the 'girls' how to sew. I am not sure what the boys got up to during this time - but I never once felt as though I was missing out on anything. Now, as a primary teacher, I often give up evenings to teach enthusiastic children how to embroider. I am now just about to embarked into the world of blogging. Who knows if anyone will be interested, or if I can even keep it up. But here goes....
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8 Responses to All good things come in little packages!

  1. Great project, looks fab 🤗

  2. It’s charming, and I am sure it will be useful…

  3. Kim says:

    Cute, and useful too 😊

  4. kathyreeves says:

    That turned out really nice, useful as well as a quick gift when someone needs a day brightener.

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