I was inspired by Designer Jen Segrest Bottle Cap Pincushions to try and create my own art pincushions. I thought the 20 oz bottle caps a bit to small for me so I found the bottle cap of a liquid laundry detergent to use instead to create My Very First Folk Art Pincushion. The finished Pincushion is 2 1/2 wide and 3 inches tall.
To start, I found some felt in my stash and used a wave rotary cutter to create the grass of the PC and the bottom. I button hole stitched around the bottom and straight stitch the grass onto the sky wool felt. Then I cut out a 5 inch square piece of sky felt and rounded out the edges. I based stitched around the edges and gathered up the floss and stuff it with batting. I put a bit of extra batting in the bottom of the bottle cap too. Next, I placed the gathered stuff top into the bottle cap and button hold stitched it to the bottle cap bottom. Then the fun part began with the embroidery to create a Folk Art Autumn theme to the pincushion. I used variegated colors of DMC threads. I even embroidery a weee heart into the tree trunk. I surrounded the Pincushion with Sunflowers. The final stitching was my initials JG. I used a fabric pen to date the bottom. Now on the next one. VBG