Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Pin Cushions made with Big Shot Dies

Here's some Pin Cushions I made using two of the Stampin' Up! Big Shot Dies.

Aren't they cute? 

The dies I used to make the pin cushions were the Top Note Die, the Scallop Square Die and the Scallop Circle Die.
I made a video to show you how to make them.
After I filmed the video.....
It came to me how I could make it better.

Here's the ones I made in the video.

Here's the adjustments from the video.
Instead of using 4 pieces of fabric and two pieces of Batting.
Use 2 pieces of fabric and 2 pieces of Flannel.

When you're sewing....instead of staying inside the line I showed you.....move the scallop past the edge of the foot.  

Does that make sense?  On the video I said to position the fabric next to the inside of the foot....but having the scallops more defined is better.  To do that you just need to move your fabric more to the right...play with it and you'll see what I mean.

It took me making 6 Kindle Clutches to get it right and almost the same with the Pin Cushion :)

Here's the video.....

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Dee Tollaksen said...

Hey, Angie, great little project! I will be throwing a small, strong magnet into my pin cushion. They are great for capturing the pins you might not have stuck in sufficiently. I find it also holds the pin cushion in place on my sewing machine a bit, some weight and some magnetic attraction!

Yaneri said...

I'm so so super excited that you built this blog! I'm learning how to sew and I simply love love......Loooove you mini projects you have been doing. It just inspires me to do that.

Thanks for all you have been doing! U for sure are my fave fave blogger!!!


Tracey Parrott said...

I loved how easy these were to put through the Big Shot! My first time using fabric! Thank you for the video tutorial!

Barbara said...

Love your blog. So many clever ideas. Hope to make something fabulous soon.

Julie Hunt said...

Where do you buy your fabric from?

JoAnn said...

I love this tutorial!! I have had lots of fun with it. I don't have a big shot but it works with a cricut too. I would have never gave it a try if you didn't make the tutorial. Thanks

Anonymous said...

You have inspired me to buy a sewing machine at 50 years. Your videos are so great and easy to understand, I love the simple projects that beginners can follow along. I was hooked on your cards and projects and now I wait for more sewing. I just bought material for my 1st rag purse.