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Platter Pin Cushion - Needle case

Platter Pin Cushion

 

The finished cushion reminds me of an oriental serving platter because of its delicious fabrics and separate sections for different goodies! I was tempted to photograph it with chop sticks!

 

I designed it to sit in that space ‘to the right of your machine’ that always ends up a mess of pins and sewing bits. To me ‘pins’ also means ‘clips’ as I use these just as much in the pinning process. Also I think my Prym magnetic pin cushion is one of the best sewing accessories I have! So I wanted to incorporate these things to make it useful and all things pinny!

 

The cushion uses 7 strips of ‘Good Fortune’ jelly roll by Kate Spain along with heavy fusible interfacing and some extra heavy weight interfacing to give structure to the compartments and sides. I promise it is easier to make than it looks as all the pattern pieces are prepared and interfacing added at the same time. It is predominantly hand sewn so a good project for a comfy seat and a coffee.

 

Although the compartments fit a Prym pin cushion you can of course use them for bobbins, reels, machine feet, anything that you want at hand when sewing. There is also a small needle case and strap for a seam ripper.

 

My sewing station is looking much tidier now!

 

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Taken on March 9, 2012