How to Finish a Cross Stitch Pin Cushion and Scissor Fob

 

Assembling the Pin Cushion

Sewing Machine Method: 

1. Trim your finished piece to about 3/8" - 1/2"  away from all stitching.

2. Cut a piece of matching quilting cotton (or fabric of your choice) the same size. 

3. Place pieces together wrong-side out, and stitch around the edges of seam allowance. Leave a hole in the bottom edge that is about 2" wide. 

4. Turn your stitching right-side out, and fill with your choice of filling.

5. Whip-stitch the hole closed by hand.  

By-Hand Method: 

1. The back stitch around the edge of design will be your sewing line for assembly.

2. Backstitch a 2nd piece of linen the same size for the back piece. Trim both fabric pieces, leaving 3/8” fabric for the seam allowance, and fold back the edges along the sewing line.

3. Sew the top and bottom pieces together using a Whip stitch - take a stitch under the back stitching line on front piece, and then through the back stitch line on the back piece.

4. Stop sewing when there is 2 “ left. Fill with your choice of filling, then finish stitching the bottom side, securing your thread with a hidden knot.

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Assembling the Scissor Fob

1. The back stitch around the edge of design will be your sewing line for assembly.

2. Back stitch a 2nd piece of linen the same size for the back piece. Trim both fabric pieces, leaving 1/4” fabric for the seam allowance. (See image 1)

4. Fold back the edges along the sewing line on both front and back pieces (See image 2).

3. Stitch left, bottom, and right sides together using a whip-stitch, inserting ribbon or cording into left side edge of stitching as you go. Learn how to make cording here

4. Fill with your choice of filling, and finish stitching final side, securing your thread with a hidden knot.

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