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Spring Hats Pincushion

Wool pincushions pose as spring hats, making them perfect party favors for a Mother's Day luncheon or sewing circle. Or, make several for yourself and keep one in each of your sewing baskets.


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Assemble the Pincushion

1. Using two strands of matching embroidery floss and a running stitch, sew around the wool B circle a scant 1/4" from the outer edge (see Running Stitch diagram); do not cut the thread tails.

2. Gently pull the thread tails to gather the B piece until the circle diameter is 2"; knot thread tails.

3. Using the Crown Placement Template, draw a circle in the center of a wool A piece. Pin the gathered wool B piece to the drawn circle on the A piece. With two strands of matching embroidery floss, whipstitch the gathered circle in place (see Whipstitch diagram).

4. Turn the Step 3 piece over and carefully cut a 1" slit in the center of the A piece only. Stuff the fiberfill into the opening until the B piece is full. Whipstitch the opening closed.