you sew you probably use a pincushion, but this doesn’t
have to be boring. If you have friends or family who sew as
well here is a whole book of twelve different projects that
are sure to put smiles on the recipients’ faces.
They are also fun to make, great ways of using up scraps and
are ideal for fundraising. This is a book with projects by
several different people and does not have an introduction
or a section on techniques of what you need. A certain basic
level of sewing knowledge is therefore essential, but if you
require a pincushion you should already have enough to proceed!
Each project lets you know what you need, gives the finished
size, a thumbnail description of the designer and construction,
cutting and other instructions in words. There is the odd
simple diagram or layout and a page of basic hand embroidery
stitches, while at the back are all the patterns helpfully
life size. Choose from various variations on the basic cushion-type
square including embroidered, log cabin or kaleidoscope patchwork
plus pincushions in the shape of a house, ladybug, cupcake,
donut, elephant and ant. As this is an American book measurements
are in imperial and the stocklist at the back for all the
fabric is for US residents, but mostly the fabrics used are
fairly plain or generic prints. The detail is in the shaping
and decoration, making this a book for using with a vast array
of fabrics. This is a fun book of simple projects that is
going to appeal to a wide range of stitchers.
If you cannot find a good range of sewing materials locally
for a list of suppliers.