Strawberry pin cushion from fabric scraps

I'd rather have a strawberry tart, but failing that, how about a strawberry pin cushion or two?

strawberry pin cushion




This is a very easy project using just fabric scraps. Sewing has made me look at unloved clothes with a new eye, can I do something with that fabric? The red material is from a blouse destined for the charity shop and the green is left over from the grocery bag project.
http://www.wagdoll.co.uk/2011/09/plastic-bag-is-dead-long-live-home-made.html

The strawberries are basically a circle of material cut in half hence a pair (I drew round a side plate), sewn down the straight edge to make an ice-cream cone shape.
Stuff the strawberries with poly wadding, and gather the top edge with a long running stitch. The green leaves on top hide all the gathering.



 
I originally planned to make a mouse or hedgehog pin cushion, but couldn't bring myself to stick pins in a cute little critter, even a fabric one! Cruelty to fabric strawberries rests much easier on my mind...

Do they count as one of my five-a-day?

9 comments:

  1. Your strawberries look good enought to eat :)
    Love them :)

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  2. lovely strawberrys, well done.xx

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  3. Love the strawberries. I am new to your blog and have become a follower. Thank you for your comment on my blog. I love Sew magazine as it has great patterns (haven't made any lol but always thinking I will!) Sue x

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  4. so adorable! do you sell them?

    Please check our blog too if you have a minute :) love P&C xx

    http://proctorcruzdesigns.blogspot.com

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  5. ps. I've popped you on here this morning ! http://www.bmbblog.co.uk/2011/09/newbie-tuesday-.html

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  6. Thanks ProctorCruz, no I haven't sold any items yet - I'm quite sloooooow at sewing, maybe if I speed up I might actually make enough items to sell LOL! I checked out your blog, the vintage fashions are gorgeous.x

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  7. Thanks so much for your support mamasaurus, I'm so pleased to be included! You do an amazing job supporting new blogs xx

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  8. Awesome strawberries Bridgit! Hope to see more of this sort of thing.

    Rob

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