"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Scrappy pin cushion

What do you do with all of your scraps?  I decided to make a pin cushion, I really did not have time to make a cute one like on of these on my pinterest board. .

 I just grabbed some of my scraps and started sewing them together willy nilly like a crazy quilt.
I trimmed it up with my ruler on a slant.  I then sewed up the sides leaving an opening for the stuffing.
Wanna know what I did for the stuffing?  I took a bunch of those little bitty trimmings I usually throw away, I really like it because it made my pin cushion a little heavier than regular stuffing would be and I didn't have to buy any rice or sand.
Here is the back of it.  I put a pin in it to hide the thread from the button.
Unfortunately, I could not get my button to give me a "dimple", oh well.
This is where I'm keeping it, in the door of my green cabinet.  A couple of my cats like to pull the pins out of my pin cushion and the pin cushion I have will not ft here, so this is a perfect set up for me!
I finally decided what to do with the machine in the cabinet, I'm selling it to a friend.  She is going to convert it to a treadle.  I put my Singer Redeye 66 hand crank in it.
My husband helped me.
He used the sander to make it fit better on the edges.
 I love the way it looks in the green cabinet.  Did you know it is also called a redhead?  It takes class 66 bobbins.  It was made in 1918 and sews better than my newer machines!
I've been sewing my scrappy trip along on it, I love sewing with my hand crank!
Here is my trail of chain stitching underneath the cabinet.
Happy quilting!
Missy

20 comments:

LV said...

Used your scraps in a very good way. I do not sew, but enjoy seeing what others create.

Sue McPeak said...

Cute Pin Cushion. Way to re-purpose those scraps, too. Seeing your RedEye in use really makes me want to get mine up and running. It is a treadle and wouldn't take much to get it going. Thanks for the inspiration.

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Super cute!!

A Proverbs 31 Wife said...

Wow! I'm bad, as I throw away my scraps. :)
Love the Singer though, my mom has a Singer that is a few years newer, it has electric, but still set up like a treadle.

Denise Marie said...

I am a texas girl too. Love ur bloggie bling. Great lil scrap project.

Denise :) said...

How cute, Missy!! I like the scrappiness of it, very much!! :)

tales from a handmade home said...

That's such a sweet pincushion, I've only just discovered how lovely it is to stitch with my little hand singer........beats the newer models of sewing machines hands down.........such precise neat stitches.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Cute pincushion! I can see the cats stealing the pins, mine would have too!

KaHolly said...

Your pincushion is sweet! Especially with the color coordinated pins 'scattered' about so neatly.

Allison said...

both the handcrank machine & the sewing cabinet are stunningly beautiful!

Katherines Corner said...

fabric is so expensive. This is a wonderful way to use up your bits. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop your participation is what makes it so much fun. Hugs!

Kat said...

Well isn't that the cutest little thing?? Great use of scraps, I think I need to make one now :-). I have a gorgeous old Singer that I've never used, I'm afraid of the knee pedal, but I hear that the old ones sew so nicely... some day I'll get over my fear and give it a try.

Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

How cute! I'm inspired and that machine is gorgeous. I bet your friend will really enjoy it. I'm hosting my Homemaking Linkup Weekend and would love to have you join, if you'd like!

Have a great day!
Mrs. Sarah Coller

joan robertson said...

Hi there, fantastic post! I loved the pincushion, and the machine brings fond memories, my Granny Madge had one like that, and I learnt to sew on it! Have a good day!

jennspeacornpopnuts.com said...

Well, I think your pin cushion is quite nice. I went to look at your pintrest page and enjoyed looking at all the pin cushions.
My mom loves sewing machines - and not too long ago I blogged about some embroidery swatches that she did on a treadle - you might want to look at them. 1/23/13 - or do a search on my blog for "vintage swatches" (so I don't put a link in my comment...)
Anyway - enjoyed my visit - can't believe you're sewing w/a hand crank machine. Mom's regular machine was converted from hand crank I think, to electric many moons ago.

Thanks, Jenn

Stella Nemeth said...

The pin cushion was a great project to use up some of those scraps, and obviously useful as well.

Sarah Craig said...

Lovely way to use up your bits and pieces, Missy! I really like it!! Whoop whoop!!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

A great way to use up scraps!!! Practical and easy...

SIMPLESEW said...

Thats called, IMPROV and a very healthy Creative outlet ! Way to go and thank you for sharing with SS for T,T & T.... have a great weekend too.

Mariel said...

Very cute! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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