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Free Bamboo Bow Pincushion Pattern

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Want to create a Bamboo Bow Pincushion for yourself or a family member as a gift? Follow this free and easy step by step pattern to create it today!

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Free Bamboo Bow Pincushion Pattern

Want to create a Bamboo Bow Pincushion for yourself or a family member as a gift? Follow this free and easy step by step pattern to create it today!

Free Bamboo Bow Pincushion Pattern

 

Supplies Needed:

  • 1 - 6" Square of Bamboo Felt
  • 1 - 6" Square of Lightweight Batting
  • Small Amount of Polyester Fiberfill
  • Small Amount of Freezer Paper
  • Small Piece of White Tissue Paper
  • Valdani Size 12 Perle Cotton to Match the Bamboo Felt
  • Size 24 Chenille Needle

 

Bamboo Bow Pincushion™ Pattern:

Bow Pattern

 

Knot Pattern

 

Steps:

1. Trace each pattern piece onto the dull side of your freezer paper leaving only a small margin around each piece for cutting.

 

2. Using a warm iron, press the freezer paper shapes onto a 6" square of bamboo felt.

 

3. Cut each of the pieces out of the bamboo on the traced lines.

Bamboo Bow Pincushion

 

4. Cut one bow shape and one "knot shape" out of the lightweight batting just slightly smaller than the pattern pieces.

 

5. Trace the "crinkle" lines coming out from the knot shape onto your tissue paper as shown.

Bamboo Bow Pincushion

 

6. Pin the tissue paper in place over one of the bow shape that you just cut.

Bamboo Bow Pincushion

 

7. Using a stem stitch, stitch through the tissue paper and bamboo felt on the lines you drew.

Bamboo Bow Pincushion

 

8. When all 8 "crinkle" lines are stitched, gently tear away the tissue paper.

Bamboo Bow Pincushion

 

 

Bamboo Bow Pincushion

 

9. Place the batting shape knot between the "crinkle" lines and the bamboo knot shape on top.

 

10. Using a buttonhole stitch, stitch the sides of the knot in place leaving the top and bottom edges of the knot loose as they will be stitched when attaching the pincushion backing.

Bamboo Bow Pincushion

 

 

Bamboo Bow Pincushion

 

11. Place the bow-shaped batting underneath the pincushion top and then the remaining bamboo bow shape beneath that.

 

12. Buttonhole stitch around the outer edge of the bow leaving a small opening to stuff the pincushion with polyester fiberfill.

 

13. Stuff the pincushion to the desired firmness and finish buttonhole stitching the edge of the pincushion closed.

 

14. Enjoy!

Finished Bamboo Bow Pincushion

 

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Glossary

Backing
The fabric on the back of a Quilt Sandwich (Top, Batting and Backing).

Same As: Lining
Batting
The layer in the middle of a quilt sandwich between the Top and Backing layers consisting of wool, polyester, blends, silk, or cotton.

Same As: Stuffing, Filling, Wadding, Filler
Chenille
This may refer to either a type of cored yarn or fabric made from it with an extra fluffy or furry texture. It may even refer to a process of making Chenille like fabric on a quilt by layering at least three fabrics (cotton, linen, silk or rayon) on top of each other, sewing lines 3/8" from each other on the BIAS onto the fabric 10 stitches per inch (or less) through all layers, cutting away the top layers of fabric (leaving the bottom most layer intact) and finally fluffing the cut fabric.
Press
Method of using an iron to press seams and blocks. This means simply pressing downwards on the seam with the iron from above and not moving the iron back and forth which can distort the block or seam.
Stem Stitch
A stitch that works from left to right and is often used for flowers, outlining or filling.
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