Mini Loaf Pan Pincushion

Supplies for Mini Loaf Pan Pincushion:

  • 1 Mini Loaf Pan
  • 9” x 9” square of cotton fabric for the outside of the pincushion
  • 2 – 6” x3” rectangles cut from muslin to hold the nut shells
  • Poly Fiber Fill stuffing
  • 1 package Plum Easy Ground Nut Shells
  • Needle and thread
  • Optional, E6000 or Aleene’s Tacky Glue

Read through the instructions before beginning this project.

Directions:

  1. Sew the muslin rectangles together with a small stitch length and narrow seam allowance, leaving a ½” opening. Secure the beginning and ending stitches.
  2. Fill the pouch with the nut shells and stitch closed.
  3. With a long length of doubled thread, stitch around the large rectangle, about ¼” from the edge of the circle, lightly gathering as you go. When you have about half of it stitched, place the pouch with the nut shells in the center of the rectangle. Continue stitching until you have reached your starting point. Grab a small handful of stuffing and place it inside the circle. Flip your pouch over to see if you want more or less stuffing. When you are satisfied with the way it looks pull your threads tight and securely knot the ends making a nice, tight pouch. You may need to do a bit of “smooshing” to get the pouch centered the way you desire.
  4. Glue around the inside edge of the pan and place the pouch in the mini loaf pan. Let dry.

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MINI BAKER PINCUSHION         

Supplies:

  • 1 mini baker
  • 6” circle of cotton fabric for the outside of the pincushion
  • 2 – 2½” circles cut from muslin to hold the nut shells
  • Poly Fiber Fill stuffing
  • 1 package Plum Easy Ground Nut Shells
  • Needle and thread
  • Optional, E6000 or Aleene’s Tacky Glue

Read through the instructions before beginning this project.

Directions:

  1. Sew the 2 ½” circles together with a small stitch length and narrow seam allowance, leaving a ½” opening. Secure the beginning and ending stitches.
  2. Fill the circle pouch with the nut shells and stitch closed.
  3. With a long length of doubled thread, stitch around the 6” circle, about ¼” from the edge of the circle, lightly gathering as you go. When you have about half the circle stitched, place the pouch in the center of the circle. Continue stitching until you have reached your starting point. Grab a small handful of stuffing and place it inside the circle. Flip your pouch over to see if you want more or less stuffing. When you are satisfied with the way it looks pull your threads tight and securely knot the ends making a nice, tight pouch. You may need to do a bit of “smooshing” to get the pouch centered the way you desire.
  4. Glue the pouch in the mini baker.