Pincushions are fun little project – both pretty and practical. My latest sewing pattern is the Bloom Pincushion Mini Pillow – a sweet project that is perfect to build skills in applique, English Paper Piecing (EPP) and basic patchwork.
I used small scale floral prints for the English Paper Pieced blooms. Four different prints from the same colour family form the flower with a yellow centre. You will notice some of my favourite Atsuko Matsuyama prints are used in these pretty pincushions.
The leaves are appliques on to the pincushion. I used the spray starch method to turn the edge of the fabric to the back and to form a leaf shape.
The Bloom Pincushion can be made in an afternoon. It is a generous sized pincushion and can also be used as a mini pillow decorator items – perfect for tiered trays or to put on display. I have made so many, I have a basket of them in my sewing room.
The flower is sewn onto a low volume background made up of four different low volume background prints.
If you like this project, check out our Scrappy Star Pincushion.