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Published on August 4th, 2016 | by Christine Leech

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How to make a pin-apple cushion with Sew Yeah

We’re very excited to have Christine Leech of the Sew Yeah blog spotlighting on the LoveCrochet blog this month with a fun and fruity felt pin cushion tutorial…

How to make a felt pin cushion tutorial - The Pin-apple by Christine Leech, Sew Yeah blog on LoveCrochet blog

There’s a real trend for all things tropical at the moment (it seems that nobody has told the weather in the UK though!) and I just had to jump on the pineapple bandwagon and make this super cute pineapple pin cushion, or as I like to call it, pin-apple cushion.

You will need:

– Rico Felt Sheet in Dark Green

– Rico Felt Sheet in Light Green

– Rico Felt Sheet in Yellow 

– Contrasting embroidery thread. You can use DMC Babylo Crochet Thread No.20

– Green and yellow sewing thread

– Tailors chalk

– Embroidery needle

– Scissors

– Small amount of toy stuffing

– Small amount of rice

How to make

1. Use the template, which you can download here and cut out two large green leaves, four medium lighter green leaves and five small green leaves.

How to make a felt pin cushion tutorial - The Pin-apple by Christine Leech, Sew Yeah blog on LoveCrochet blog
2. Crease each leaf down the middle and iron until approx 3/4 up the spine – this give the leaves a more 3D appearance.

How to make a felt pin cushion tutorial - The Pin-apple by Christine Leech, Sew Yeah blog on LoveCrochet blog
3. Take one small leaf and the two large leaves and sandwich the smaller leaf between the two large ones on either side. Sew in place with a few over stitches through all the leaves.

How to make a felt pin cushion tutorial - The Pin-apple by Christine Leech, Sew Yeah blog on LoveCrochet blog
4. Next take the four lighter coloured leaves and sew in place around the larger leaves. You will need to overlap them slightly.

How to make a felt pin cushion tutorial - The Pin-apple by Christine Leech, Sew Yeah blog on LoveCrochet blog
5. Repeat with the four smaller leaves.

How to make a felt pin cushion tutorial - The Pin-apple by Christine Leech, Sew Yeah blog on LoveCrochet blog
6. Use the templates provided here and cut out the pineapple body and base.

How to make a felt pin cushion tutorial - The Pin-apple by Christine Leech, Sew Yeah blog on LoveCrochet blog
7. Use tailors chalk or a water soluble pen to draw the pineapple markings.

How to make a felt pin cushion tutorial - The Pin-apple by Christine Leech, Sew Yeah blog on LoveCrochet blog
8. Embroider the markings. I’ve used split stitch which is pretty but quite time consuming, a straight running stitch also looks great.

How to make a felt pin cushion tutorial - The Pin-apple by Christine Leech, Sew Yeah blog on LoveCrochet blog
9. Continue until you have embroidered all the lines. Then sew a line of running stitch along one long edge of the pineapple bottom.

How to make a felt pin cushion tutorial - The Pin-apple by Christine Leech, Sew Yeah blog on LoveCrochet blog
10. Slightly gather the stitches until the rectangle is 15.5cm long (this is the same as the circumference of the pineapple base).

How to make a felt pin cushion tutorial - The Pin-apple by Christine Leech, Sew Yeah blog on LoveCrochet blog
11. Make two marks at the halfway points on the pineapple base and also find the middle of the body. Use these marks to help make sure you are stitching the body of the pineapple to the base in order to keep the gathers even. If you start with one short side of the body lined up with one of the marks on the base (remember to have the felt with the good side of embroidery facing inwards) you should have sewed half the pineapple body to the base by the time you reach the second marker.

How to make a felt pin cushion tutorial - The Pin-apple by Christine Leech, Sew Yeah blog on LoveCrochet blog
12. Using a small over stitch begin sewing the base to the body. Make sure you have the right side of the body facing inwards and make sure you keep the gather of the body even so it fits perfectly around the base.

How to make a felt pin cushion tutorial - The Pin-apple by Christine Leech, Sew Yeah blog on LoveCrochet blog
13. Complete sewing all the way round the base and then sew up the side.

How to make a felt pin cushion tutorial - The Pin-apple by Christine Leech, Sew Yeah blog on LoveCrochet blog
14. Turn the pineapple right side out.

How to make a felt pin cushion tutorial - The Pin-apple by Christine Leech, Sew Yeah blog on LoveCrochet blog
15. Fill the base of the pineapple with a little rice – about a quarter full.

How to make a felt pin cushion tutorial - The Pin-apple by Christine Leech, Sew Yeah blog on LoveCrochet blog
16. Then fill to the top with the toy stuffing.

How to make a felt pin cushion tutorial - The Pin-apple by Christine Leech, Sew Yeah blog on LoveCrochet blog
17. Sew another running stitch around the top of the pineapple and then pull to gather.

How to make a felt pin cushion tutorial - The Pin-apple by Christine Leech, Sew Yeah blog on LoveCrochet blog
18. Gather the hole until it fits snugly around the pineapple leaves and then tie securely.

How to make a felt pin cushion tutorial - The Pin-apple by Christine Leech, Sew Yeah blog on LoveCrochet blog
19. Stitch the leaves to the pineapple body.

How to make a felt pin cushion tutorial - The Pin-apple by Christine Leech, Sew Yeah blog on LoveCrochet blog
20. Place one pin in the centre of each diamond and then you are done!

How to make a felt pin cushion tutorial - The Pin-apple by Christine Leech, Sew Yeah blog on LoveCrochet blog

Fancy more craftiness? Head over to the Sew Yeah blog today to make these no hassle ombre tassels!

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Finished your project? Why not upload it to your projects on Community.


About the Author

Christine is not afraid of glitter, seam rippers, semi-colons or challenges, which is fortunate as in her jigsaw career of author, designer, stylist and maker she has to deal with all of them on a regular basis! For more fun stuff visit her blog sewyeah.co.uk or follow her on Instagram @sewyeah




One Response to How to make a pin-apple cushion with Sew Yeah

  1. Annette Mole says:

    I love pin-cushions & have a small collection, I love your pineapple & have to make one to add to it. Thanks for the pattern.

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