A warm welcome all to Jumbled Crafts. Hope your day is going well and you have had a great week
Time for another challenge at Out of a Hat where the The Hatters would like to see Patch Work Patterns. It doesn't have to be anything sewn but I really needed to make this.
It is a needle cushion and why I needed it is a story many of you won't believe.
I always seemed to be losing needles--I would open a packet and in no time at all they had all gone. I looked carefully for each one as I was afraid they may cause a nasty accident they had dropped on a chair or even on the floor. I decided I had a nasty, needle fairy who just took them whilst I wasn't looking. Then one day I saw just the eye of a needle sinking into a nice plump pin cushion. That's when I wondered how many more had gone the same way. I took the pin cushion apart and found many, many needles inside the stuffing. I know you will be saying ''why doesn't she use a needle case?' I know I should but it always just seems easier to pop them into the pin cushion.
So here is what I made just for needles.
I started off with a scouring pad that is coated on both top and bottom but the needles do go into it and are held firmly in place
I cut it into a square shape then stuck some mount board on the bottom
next I added a piece of material on the bottom and roughly gathered it on the top
All that remained then was to join some squares together in different materials and stitch the piece onto the shape and cover the edges with some nice rick rack braid. Also added a few beads and sequins. The needles are held firmly in place and can't hide anywhere.
I had to make a new pincushion as well to replace the one I took apart.
Love Chrissie xx