Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sewing Cady (Pincushion & Garbage Can)

Ok, so this is my first tutorial.  I'll try my best but bear with me....  My sewing floor is always littered with threads, scraps & pins.  I've seen these around so I decided to have a go at it

Pick 2 coordinating fabric’s, a small piece of coordinating ribbon (I like gross grain) thread, and rice (or some type of weighted filler), and either a button, snap or Velcro. For this tutorial I used the following measurements, but you can tweak them for whatever size you want.

You need 1 4.5” piece of ribbon and the following cuts of each fabric

1- 7” x 15”
2- 4.5” x 7.5”

Lets start out with the pincushion. You will need your two pieces of 4.5” x 7.5” fabric and your fastener (I’m using a snap closure). On one of your pieces of fabric sew your fastener onto it (where ever you want your “trash can” to hang from

Then sew the 2 pieces of fabric right sides together leaving a 2” opening.

Clip the corners and turn the square right side out. Fill 2/3 of the way full with rice (or whatever your filler is) Sew the opening shut, turning in the edges for a finished look.

Now on to the basket. Take your two larger fabrics and fold them in half (right sides in)

Sew down both sides leaving the top open. Now pinch the corners and measure in about an inch and sew across (creating a triangle) Cut the triangle off. Do this to both pieces of fabric.

Now leave one inside out and turn the other one right side out. Now slip them together. Sew around the upper edge leaving about a 2 inch opening.

Turn them right side out through the opening. Place the ribbon in the opening and sew around the top edge, closing the opening and stitching the ribbon in place.

Sew the other half of your fastener onto the ribbon. Now embellish to your hearts content!


Leslie said...

Oh I need one of these desperatly! Thanks for the great tutorial and for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

Leanne said...

So creative. I'm hosting We're Organized Wednesday and would love for you to join the party. There's a great giveaway too. Hope to see you there.

Pam said...

Ohhh! This is a perfect project for anyone who sews. I'm guilty of the threads all over the place too. This is an excellent tutorial and I'm saving it to favorites now. Thank you! Following along now thru We're Organized Wednesday. Pam @ Sallygoodin

Leanne said...

THanks for joining We're Organized Wednesday and for sharing your great idea. hope to see you at the next party. You're entered in the giveaway too.

Cheryl said...

What a great sewing aid! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday. I'd love if you added the party button to your post or blog:)