One Thimble magazine has just released their latest issue (Issue 17) and it is jam packed full of fun patterns and helpful articles. In addition to over 10 patterns and tutorials, there are also articles on sewing techniques and on running a handmade business. But one of my favourite features in this issue is the Blossom Flower pincushion pattern!
They recently had a ‘Gifts to Sew’ contest where readers could design a pattern to use for gifts and the winners had their pattern included in the magazine. The overall winning pattern was the super sweet Blossom Flower pincushion. I cannot resist making pincushions (or making softies or working with felt for that matter), so I did not hesitate in signing up to sew up the pincushion for this tour. I did receive the pattern for free in exchange for this review and in the interest of full disclosure I also found out afterwards that I had won a copy of the magazine for free as well in a completely separate contest. My lucky day!
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You can purchase issue 17 here* Continue below to see the pics of my pretty flower pincushion!
The pincushion was a fairly quick sew. I never remember to actually time myself but I think if you take out all the distractions it was about 1 hour from cut to finish. It would have been even quicker if I had simply glued each ring of petals to the felt circle but I decided to handstitch them on for a nicer look.
I did actually add a little a bit of glue at the end to secure each ring of petals to the next so it wouldn’t flop when picked up. I could have also added a tiny stitch to secure the inner petals to the outer ones but the glue was better/quicker for this task. I didn’t use hot glue though as I don’t really like it on fabric projects.
The only issue I had is that it doesn’t really tell you how far from the edge of the bottom felt circle to attach the outer ring of petals and I preferred the look with them in a fairly tight circle and I wound up trimming the felt circle down slightly. I also decided to add a second felt circle, slightly larger than the first to finish the bottom off nicer and cover up the stitching on the first circle.
I sewed up this pretty Blossom Flower pincushion pattern designed @mychinadoll_katy in the latest @onethimble magazine issue. So fun to make and fairly quick. I have many more in the works. More details and pics on the blog! #linkinbio ⠀ ⠀ #onethimble #onethimbleissue17 #ot17 #pincushion #blossomflowerpincushion #pinnieparade #pincushionlove ⠀ ⠀
In addition to about 1/3 yard of quilting cotton or medium weight fabric, you will need:
- wool felt: I purchase my wool-blend felt online from American Felt & Craft as I can’t find it locally
- polyfil: either at your local craft/fabric store or online I ordered this from Amazon recently as I make lots of stuffies (it should last me awhile)
- the usual thread and needle, scissors, etc
- optional but helpful is glue: The pattern recommends hot glue but I don’t really like it (maybe I just haven’t mastered hot glue but I find it gets too thick and ugly on fabric) so I used this glue that I found locally.
- and of course the pattern*!
The magazine sells for $25 AUD, and you can also purchase patterns individually as well. Join the Facebook group to share what you’ve made (and to get notified when there are sales and contests!).
Click the photo below to purchase!
Check out all the stops on the One Thimble Issue 17 tour below:
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