Friday, 6 January 2012

A new year and a new machine

Hi and Happy New Year. I was very lucky to find that Father Christmas delivered a new sewing machine to me for Christmas which came complete with a kit of quilting attachments. Just what I wanted.
It can also do free motion stitching which I've been wanting to try for ages. Unfortunately my old machine couldn't do that but I still managed to put it to good use in the run up to Christmas.

So - New Year, new sewing machine I thought maybe I should have a new pincushion too. I took a look at my Sew Perfect board on Pinterest to see what inspiration I could find and here's what I came up with.

The perfect project to practice with and getting used to sewing with a machine without using the foot pedal has taken plenty.
I've really enjoyed making these and although the linen one is my favourite the multicoloured one is good for using up scraps. I've made whole cushion covers made up of these cathedral windows before but being handstitched took a lot longer than running one up on the sewing machine.

If you fancy making one of your own or are just intrigued as to how they are made take a look at the link below the first photo to visit the tutorial.

I'll be back soon with something for the book lover and an idea for using up more scraps.


Wrightboysmum said...

These are lovely. New machine looks good.

Louise said...

Oh wow Amanda what wonderful pin cushions. Hope to see more of the gorgeous creations you make with your new sewing machine xx

alexa said...

How gorgeous are these! I love the textured look of the linen one too. Wishing you many happy hours with your machine and looking forward to the results!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Oh what fun to have a new sewing machine, and even better to have found that cute pin cushion tutorial. LOVE the fabrics in the two you made!

Sian said...

Ooh, you lucky thing! It looks amazing and I can just see you producing some gorgeous free motion projects. Very you :) Your pin cushions are simply lovely

Sandra said...

Oh these pin cushions are wonderful, and oh my, gorgeous present. I just know you'll create amazing projects x