**This tutorial is intended for personal use only.**
To create this reversible pincushion, you will need 3 coordinating pieces of fabric cut to the following sizes:
*Two 6" x 6" pieces of fabric which will be used for the body of the pincushion, one for the top and the other piece for the bottom.
*One 21" x 2" piece for the decorative band
You will also need the following embellishments:
*21" piece of medium rick rack
*8 to 12" of embroidery floss
For the decorative band:
With right side facing up, place rick rack onto the 21" edge of the decorative band, slightly less than 1/2" from raw edge as indicated by the ruler. Pin in place.
**Please note that if your rick rack should be larger or smaller, you will need to adjust this measurement so that the rick rack will be centered on the decorative band after sewing.
Machine stitch rick rack into place.
Pin right sides together along the 21" edge. Sew together using a 1/4" seam.
Trim the seam to 1/8" and turn it right side out. Iron flat. Cut the decorative band into 4 equal pieces.
Place one of the 6" x 6" pieces onto a flat surface, right side facing up. Mark the center at the outside edge with a pin. Repeat on all sides.
Pin the 4 pieces of decorative band to the 6" square, each one meeting at the center mark.
With sewing machine, baste the ends of the decorative band 1/8" in from the raw edge. Trim the ends of the decorative band to meet the raw edges of the 6" x 6" piece.
This is a close-up of the basting. This will hold the small pieces in place and keep them from shifting.
Place both 6" pieces right sides together.
Pin in place and sew a 1/4" seam along all 4 sides, leaving a 1-1/4" opening for turning. Clip corners and turn right side out.
Add the pincushion stuffing of your choice. Sew the opening closed using a ladder stitch. Tuft the center using embroidery thread, and add decorative buttons to both sides of the pincushion.
Now for the reversible part of this pincushion...Put your fingers through the decorative bands and pull it to the opposite side. This will give a fresh new look to your pincushion.
There you have it. Two pincushions in one!