Imagine my complete joy when I saw that Jill from the blog Fiberlicious was starting a tutorial on how to make one! And it gets better! She's going to teach us how to embroider the sweetest flowers on each section! It's called the Summer Garden Pincushion and you can find her first post in the tutorial here. Or just go up to the right sidebar on my blog and click the little button for the Summer Garden Pincushion Tutorial. See? I've made it easy and convenient for you.
I love how Jill has made this a true step-by-step process. Part one of the tutorial lists all of the items you'll need to make this pincushion. As a stitcher, I already had a lot of the items in the craftroom. She also explains the process of tracing the pattern onto your fabric. When I printed her pattern, it printed smaller than it was supposed to, so I took Jill's advice and drafted my own pattern. I got all old-school and used a protractor and compass. And guess what -- it was kind of fun!
In step 2, Jill showed us how to embroider our first flower, lavender. She includes a downloadable pattern sheet for the flower and complete stitching instructions. I didn't use this, depending instead on my considerable (ahem) "artistic" abilities to draw my own. It wasn't bad, but I really need to get some different kinds of erasable pens/markers for this step. My water-erasable one writes very thick lines and it made a difference.
|The top part of the pincushion with dividing lines drawn on.|