- Some scraps of fabric, any colour you choose, but a main pattern for the 'petals' and a block colour for the centre works well.
- Cardboard hexagon templates - you can buy these at a quilting or craft supplies store, they are called "Precut Paper Shapes". I used a 1" hexagon but you can use any size, it will make your overall pin cushion size smaller or larger, depending on what template size you choose. You could also photocopy a hexagon and cut it out yourself, just make sure it has perfectly even sides!
- Thread in a neutral colour to your fabric. I used a single strand of cream embroidery thread.
- Velvet ribbon to complement your fabric. It needs to be about 1.5cm wide (approx 2/3"), I used a length of 60cm (approx 24"), but this will depend on your hexagon size.
- Needle and Fabric Scissors
- Pins! I bought Fancy Pins, but you can use whatever kind of pins you like. But Fancy Pins are always better for making colourful photos :)
Make 14 actual size cardboard templates (Or take 14 out of the packet! Much faster)
Cut 2 plain and 12 patterned fabric pieces using 1/4" or 1cm larger template. Cut on grain of fabric.
After tacking all of the cardboards onto the fabric, you should have 14 pieces ready, like this:
Unpick your tacking and pull out the pieces of cardboard template. You can re-use these if you want.
Turn right side out through the 2 sides of the hexagon left unfinished
Stuff with your choice of filling and finish sewing the final edges.
Sit back and admire your handiwork!
This is my first DIY so I'd appreciate feedback from you. Too much information? Not enough? I like being pretty thorough with descriptions and pictures, so let me know if I overloaded you with information. Leave any questions in the comments section and I'll be happy to answer them for you. I'd really love to see your versions, so when you make yours, leave me a comment and a link to your picture!
Happy stitching! Kitty xo
PS. I just realised my nail polish matched the Step By Step Banners. That is a TOTAL coincidence!