Sassy Selvage Pincushion Project
December 14, 2015 in Projects
I've been hoarding my selvages for awhile, and now I have the perfect project for them! Keep reading for a fun gift idea for any sewer in your life. Help me welcome Lindsay from Lindsay Sews and Craft Buds! Sassy Selvage Pincushion By Lindsay Conner
- Place the interfacing in front of you with the bumpy (fusible) side facing up. Starting at one short end, place a single selvage on top of the interfacing. Press in place with an iron.
- Continue slightly overlapping selvages in this manner, pressing them to the interfacing. You’ll sew them down later to secure.
- Trim off the selvage ends that extend past the 8” x 5” piece of interfacing.
- Sew around the perimeter of the selvage panel, 1/8” from the edges, to secure the selvages in place. Sew a straight line 1/8” from the edge of each selvage as it overlaps the one below it. Your end goal is to secure any loose flaps of selvage.
- Place the selvage panel and the 8” x 5” fabric piece right sides together. Stitch around the perimeter 1/4” from the edges, leaving a 2” gap in one short side for turning.
- Turn the pin cushion right side out, poking out each of the corners. Fill the opening of the pin cushion with fiber fill. Hand stitch or machine stitch the opening closed.
---Do you enjoy sewing with selvages? Let us know your favorite project to make with selvages in the comments! Need more gift ideas? Check out Baby Lock's Holiday Gift Guide or Project section on their website.