Wednesday, June 04, 2008
I decided to call my mistake a design element as it's such a small little thing I was making.
A pin cushion.
One of the troubles I've been having with sewing, other than learning to preshrink my fabric, is the pincushions. They are all so big. I like to put the pincushion on my sewing machine, next to the arm that goes upright. The big ones keep getting knocked around by the fabric. I have one that is shaped like a tomato with the green top glued on so I cannot put any pins on the top of the cushion which is what I naturally tend to do when sewing, I can only put the pins around the side.
So I've been thinking about pincushions. I even spent an hour or so browsing Etsy and looking at all the lovely pincushions other people had made, but none of them really spoke to me. What I really wanted was a simple knitted pincushion like the ones I read about in Jane Austen. Jane Austen never really described what they looked like, but I had this image in my mind. This weekend I set out to imitate my vision of a perfect little knitted pincushion, and I did.
Isn't the bottom cute?
Now I'm completely in love with making these little things. I think I'm going to have to make some more. Soon my home will be overflowing with pincushions of various size and design. I must admit it, I think that having the right pincushion makes sewing so much more fun.