How To Make A Mushroom Pincushion
Materials: 6 inch round piece of fabric, needle and thread, wooden spool, small jar lid, stuffing
Step 1: Begin by making a yo-yo with the 6 inch round piece of fabric. (For those of you who haven't made yo-yos, fold the edge of the fabric over 1/4 inch or so as you make a running stitch around the entire perimeter of circle. Heather Baily has a detailed tutorial here.)
Step 2: Gently pull the running stitch to gather the edge of the circle towards the center. When the edges are about 2-3 inches apart, stuff the yo-yo with the stuffing and insert the jar lid. Continue to pull the running stitch to gather the yo-yo until the opening is just slightly smaller than the top of the spool. Secure yo-yo (now the mushroom cap) with a few stitches.
Step 3: Glue the wooden spool to the mushroom cap.
Enjoy your toadspools!
Posted by Molly at 7:43 AM