Tutorial: Stitch a Flower Garden Bottlecap Pin Cushion

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Tutorial: Stitch a Flower Garden Bottlecap Pin Cushion from Muse of the Morning

A while ago, I showed you how to make a bottlecap pincushion from the lid to a 2 liter bottle, a bit of wool felt and some wool stuffing. These are some of my favorite things to make. I’ll spend some time making a whole bunch of the pincushions and then spend several weeks embroidering them in the evening while the Hubs and I watch Outlander.

Tutorial: Stitch a Flower Garden Bottlecap Pin Cushion from Muse of the Morning

Now I want to show you how to embellish one like a little springtime garden. This is my current favorite pincushion and it travels around in my embroidery basket.

Stitch this along with me! Here’s what you will need:
Tutorial: Stitch a Flower Garden Bottlecap Pin Cushion from Muse of the Morning
Use the instructions from my bottlecap pincushion tutorial to make a pincushion base. Use a light green felt for the bottom part and a light blue for the cushion part.

You’ll also need 5 circles of light pink felt- these are about 3/8inch in diameter.

And embroidery floss in dark green and dark pink.

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Pin the tiny circles evenly around the edge of the pincushion, right above the base.

Tutorial: Stitch a Flower Garden Bottlecap Pin Cushion from Muse of the Morning

Use the dark pink embroidery floss first. I use 3 strands of floss at a time. Knot the floss and hide it in the base. Have the floss come out the center of one of the pink circles.

Use a star stitch to attach the circle. Take the needle down right bedside the circle and then have it come back up in the center again. Repeat this until you have 5 or 6 stitches radiating out from the center of the circle. Then move on to the next one.

Tutorial: Stitch a Flower Garden Bottlecap Pin Cushion from Muse of the Morning

Once the circles are attached, use dark green embroidery floss to make stems. I’m not sure if this is a certain type of stitch. I would just call this a bunch of isolated straight stitches. This is what the stems should look like: \|/

Tutorial: Stitch a Flower Garden Bottlecap Pin Cushion from Muse of the Morning

Tutorial: Stitch a Flower Garden Bottlecap Pin Cushion from Muse of the Morning

And that’s pretty much all these is to it. Make sure to hide your knots and enjoy your pincushion!!

Tutorial: Stitch a Flower Garden Bottlecap Pin Cushion

This tutorial was published on Muse of the Morning.com

Tutorial: Stitch a Flower Garden Bottlecap Pin Cushion from Muse of the Morning

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