April 29, 2010

Guest Tutorial With Tea Rose Home!

One of my favorite blogs out there right now is Tea Rose Home.
Have you discovered it yet? I just love Sachiko's feminine style, and pretty color palettes. When thinking of who I might want to guest post for me during "Celebrating MOM", she was definitely one of my top picks! So thank you so much for coming over for the day, Sachiko!
She has a great tutorial for us today.......

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Hi everyone! I am Sachiko. I have a cozy place called "Tea Rose Home", where I share my sewing/craft ideas, tutorials and sometimes a little bit about myself. I am a big fan of Disney and her blog (like many of you are); I am soo excited to be here and to take part in celebrating Moms today and share my latest tutorial with you!
Me with my thinking cap on

Thank you so much for this opportunity Disney, you are awesome!
For the longest time, I have been wanting to buy a pincushion for my wrist. Everytime when I am working on a project, I would think "it would be so convenient to have one on my wrist, instead of just having one on the table top. Sometimes I forget where I put it, or it would get in my way when I am cutting or sewing.
Then, when I am at the store, I look at wrist pincushions and think, "these are not pretty... I don't want to spend my money on these." I always end up not buying them. Well, I finally decided to make my own. It turned out to be a very easy project. I will show you how I did it, so you too can sew with stlye!

{You will need}

A silk flower (about 3"diameter)
5" diameter fabric for pincushion
2" diameter chip board (I used a cereal box)
Fabric for the wrist band part
Fusible fleece
Velcro
Stuffing
Glue gun
{How to}
1. Measure your wrist. For example, my wrist is 6", I added 1 1/2" for over wrap(so I can put in velco) and 1/2" for seam allowance.
Therefore, I cut the fabric to 3 1/2" x 8". For fusible fleece, cut 1 1/2" X 7 1/2".
2. Iron the fusible fleece onto the wrong side of the fabric. Place it so there is1/4" seam allowance on three sides.

3. Put right sides together and fold it in half. Leaving a 3" opening in the middle, sew three sides. Cut the corners off.

4. Turn the fabric inside out. Sew around the edges and sew velcro to both ends.

5. Sew silk flower in the middle of the band.
6. To make the pincushion, hand sew all around the 5" diameter circle. Pull the thread to gather the fabric.

7. Stuff it fullly, put the chip board in at last and sew closed.

8. Glue the pincushion onto the middle of the silk flower.

That's it! Isn't it simple to do? It is so much more fun to surround myself with pretty things when I sew... especially my wrist!
I got carried away and made some more... I just LOVE thinking about all the fabric and color combinations! That is why I made several different ones.

and probably, this is my most favorite...

Which one do you like the most? What is your style?
I hope you have enjoyed visiting with me today, interested in more tutorials? Come check out my blog sometime, I will be happy to have you there!
Have a happy Mother's day everyone!

Thank you so much, Sachiko! This is such a great little Mother's Day gift for the sewing moms out there! (It would be so cute with mom's initials embroidered on the top, too!)
I think I love that last one most. So beautiful!


Check out Dana's great projects, too!

34 comments:

  1. Those are adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. awww this is such a cute tutorial and the PERFECT mother's day present for a mother that sews!! I love the fabric!

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  3. Those are so beautiful...i love them!

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  4. YAY! These are beautiful!! I'm a big fan of Tea Rose Home. Sachiko, the one you picked as you favorite has you written all over it. Thank you for sharing this idea! I've had the same dilemma about the wrist pincushions!! I can't wait to make one for myself!!

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  5. Love these, now I can be creative and stylish at the same time...really really pretty!
    Thanks for sharing!! xOxO

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  6. Looks fab! All of them! :)

    Sashiko is inspirational..always!

    Hugs,
    Bird

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  7. Those are beautiful! I like the last one the best too, and kept thinking that they would make a great small gift for sewing friends!

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    1. these are wanderful wish I had a pattern for the petals

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    2. The petals are those removed from a silk flower, in her list she calls for a 3" flower. These are great for many types of crafts.

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  8. Oh, I love this idea! I doubt I'll get it done before Mother's Day, but Christmas is coming up (in a few months, LOL!). Thanks for sharing this great project!

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  9. Adorable! And the little detail of adding the chipboard to the bottom of the cushion is inspired. I made a wrist pincushion for myself not too long ago and I hardly ever use it because I always wind up sticking myself through it. :)

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  10. oh my gosh that's the cutest pin cushion.....THANK YOU!! you are the best!

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  11. I have been meaning to make a wrist pincushion for months. Now ther is a pretty one! ;)

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  12. I was SERIOUSLY going to look up a tutorial for one of these to make today. L-O-V-E it! Soooo making it!

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  13. I love these! I think I'm going to have my boys make some for the grandmas (and me!) Thankyou!

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  14. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [29 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  15. I would have never thought to make a wrist pin cushion. I'm definitely putting it on my to do list! I have to say that although all of the pin cushions were really cute - my favorite is also the last one. It's so feminine.

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  16. I really like this project for MYSELF!! :)

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  17. so cute! i'm a novice (just inherited my mom's old sewing machine) and have been amassing fabric in anticipation of getting sewing. can't wait to use some scraps to make one of these!

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  18. These are adorable! Thanks for sharing these Sachiko!

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  19. Gorgeous and perfect for a sewer Mom!

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  20. I discovered Tea Rose Home a few Months ago and have been hooked since :o) I love this project and can use one myself. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Oh, Disney, thank you so much for today, I had so much fun doing it!

    Also, I just wanted to thank all of you who left such nice comments for this project, You ladies made my day!

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  22. I love it! These are so sweet!

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  23. Sooooooooooooooo cute, thanks so much... I always move around my house when I'm quilting and ALWAYS forget my pincushion...now it will be attatched to me so I can't forget it!!! brilliant!!!
    Ruthie

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  24. I was just trying to figure out how to make one of these. Your design is WAY better than mine!

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  25. Sachiko is one of my favorites, too! What a fabulous gift for my crafty mom!

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  26. I LOVE these, Sachiko! Especially with the added silk flower petals!

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  27. Thanks for this awesome tutorial!!
    I´ve linked it on my blog. :)

    Eleonora, an Italian gilr in Sweden

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  28. One of those would be so handy (no pun intended.) Great guest tute! Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link.

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  29. What a cute idea....love the last one best too....

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  30. THIS IS AN AWESOME CRAFT AND WOULD BE SO HELPFUL WHILE SEWING. I HAVE ADDED IT TO MY FAVORITES AND AM EXCITED TO MAKE 1 OR SEVERAL. THANK YOU FOR SHARING


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