Tuesday, June 10, 2008

My First Folk Art Bottle Cap Pincushion, & Tutorial

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


Françoise said...

just beautifull!!!

Monika said...

Sooo cute !!! Thanks for sharing !!!

abeadlady said...

This is a great idea. I love stuff like that.
My email addy is: arlinebeadlady@msn.com

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Solstitches said...

This is such a sweet pincushion. I love the embroidery you added.
Thanks for taking the time to post the tutorial.


crooked heart art~tammy said...

hi judy
long time no talk to!!
your pincushion is wonderful
i hope all is well with you :)
enjoy your day

sparkle jars said...

This is a great tutorial! I can't wait to give it a try. :-)Gayle

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Judy, wow, this is just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your how to info, I just might try this one day!

Thank you for posting our button to your blog, it looks beautiful here! :)

Watch for an email to arrive, I'm sending you a sidenote...

Happy day to you! ~Monica :)

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Thank you everyone for visiting my blog and for your very nice comments about the Folk Art Pincushion and my weee tutorial on how I made it. Greatly appreicated. Hugs to all Judy

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