In early July I signed up for a fun swap on Flickr: The Modern Scrappy Bits Swap. It's a simple swap (the best kind), we're swapping a handful of scraps (technically a minimum of a 1/4 yard's worth) and a small handmade item made using scraps. I got my partner a little over a week ago and today I set to pulling scraps and making her a handmade item.
Scraps for Scrappy Bits Swap
My partner wanted either a pin cushion or a small wallet, and having never made a pin cushion I opted to make a pin cushion. The only specifications I got from my partner was that she likes bright colors with high contrast and that she doesn't like brown.
Pin Cushion for Scrappy Bits Swap
For the pin cushion I went with a simple design. Basically this is made by sewing two circles of fabric together, turning right side out, stuffing with polyfil, and sewing shut. Then I used some embroidery thread to force the pin cushion into it's finished shape. Easy-peasey. I hope she likes all the goodies I'll be sending her way.