When I started the Summer Garden Pin Cushion project, I had a "let's see what happens" attitude. I hadn't embroidered in a long time, and I certainly didn't know how to do all of the suggested stitches. But I had been wanting to learn how to make one of these sectioned pin cushions and this was my opportunity.
And just look: It has been completed. I am very amazed and maybe a little proud of myself.
The materials I used for this are: linen cross stitch fabric, embroidery thread, an ugly button (yes, that's what's inside the cute button), perle cotton, and crushed walnut shells for the inside. A sewing machine is also needed to sew the two circles of fabric together.
Summer Garden Pin Cushion Tutorial at the Fiberluscious blog. When you see the photos and instructions, you might be inspired!