Hello everyone! I’m here today to show you how to make an in-the-hoop BERNINA pincushion. It is National Quilting Month, and quilters use many pins; I figured this would be a fantastic project to try out.
Pincushions are small, stuffed cushions, typically 3-5 cm across, used in sewing to store pins or needles with their heads protruding to take hold of easily, collect them, and keep them organized. They come in all forms. Today we are making small pillow pincushions.
Let’s take a look:
Are you excited as much as I am? I love these pincushions. They are perfect since my favorite sewing machine is the BERNINA 570 QE!!!!
Here’s how to make them:
Bernina Love Pincushion Embroidery File
OESD PolyMesh Stabilizer
Isocard Black Thread – 0020
Isocard Red Thread – 1902
Expert Point & Press Tool
You will find the complete step-by-step instructions when you download the file.
Step 1: Cut fabric
Cut 2 pieces of fabric for the front and back of the pincushion.
Cut 2 pieces of fabric for the pincushion pillow form.
Cut a piece of PolyMesh stabilizer bigger than the hop.
Step 2: Prepare hoop and select the design
Hoop a piece of PolyMesh stabilizer by itself.
Select the design you want to use and load it into your machine.
Step 3: Stitch out the design
Stitch the placement line.
Either spray basting adhesive or tape down the front fabric centered of the placement line.
Stitch out the design. Changing colors when directed.
Step 4: Adding the pincushion backing
There are two pieces to the back of the pillow.
Fold both according to the instruction and place them down on the stitch placement lines.
Stitch the back of the pillow on.
Step 5: Finish the pincushion
Remove the project from the hoop.
Trim the project 1/4 inch from the seam line.
Turn the pincushion inside out.
Use a point turner to push the corners out.
Step 6: Sew a pillow form
Take the extra two pieces of fabric cut for the pillow form and sew them together using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Leave a 2-inch opening.
Turn inside out, push out the corners, and stuff with polyfill.
Stitch the opening closed and place the pillow form inside of the pincushion cover.
How amazing are these!
These would look so cute right up on your sewing machine. You can also make tons of these to give away to people you love.
So what do you think? Will you create your own BERNINA pincushions? I would love to know and please share your finished products.
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