Selfish Sewing Week ~ My Hand-Stitched Jam Pincushion

2015-03-15 15.37.51I’m a little late joining in on the Selfish Sewing Week bandwagon, but I am finally done with my Jam Jar Pincushion I created from Sweetly Stitched Handmades by Amy Sinibaldi (aka Nana Company). This book is all kinds of cuteness and the projects are so her.  If you need inspiration in hand-stitching, unique gifts, and classic sewing read her blog!

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The pincushion was fairly easy to make.  I have never hand-stitched letters or labels so that was fun, even if mine look a bit wonky!! After the stitching, sewing the actual jar was breeze. Attaching the lid was the most difficult for me because you had to push the *lid* edges into the jar then stitch it closed. Keeping it neat and smooth while finishing took me some time.  I do think it looks pretty good for my first one!

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I think using a nice linen is important here just because it is very forgiving when you are stuffing it and stitching the lace. My fabric was a 100% pure linen.

2015-03-15 15.39.12I think the next project I’ll tackle from this book are the Small Things Fabric Boxes. Are they not the cutest?!?!



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