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Shamrock Pin Cushion for Luck on St. Patrick's Day and All Year at the sewing machine.

I made up this cute little shamrock pin cushion and it was a quick and easy little project.
 Here's how I made it if you want to make one too. You need two charm squares and a green scrap for the shamrock. I also hand stitched the blanket stitch around my shamrock so if you want to do that too you will need green embroidery thread. Otherwise, you can just machine stitch around it in your preferred method. (Suggestions on that further down in the tutorial.) You will also need "Heat n Bond Lite" or your preferred fusible for fusing your shamrock to your top charm square.
 I Googled "Shamrock Line Drawing" and found the little shamrock here. I printed it out and it was just the right size!
 I traced the shamrock onto the Therm O Web and then fused the therm o web to the wrong side of the green shamrock fabric. (Follow instructions on the package for whatever product you are using.)
 I carefully cut out along my pencil lines and peeled the paper backing off.
 Then I fused the shamrock to the charm square that I wanted for the top of my pin cushion. The charm square on the right is the one for the bottom of my pin cushion.
If you want to hand stich around your shamrock you can do that at this point. Or if you are lucky enough to have a blanket stitch on your machine you could machine applique with that. Or zig zag stitch with your machine. You need to set the stitch length very low or almost zero to get a nice satin stitch around your shamrock and cover the edges. If you want raw edges that will fray you could just use a straight stitch very close to the edge of your shamrock with a small sitch length to keep the fabric from fraying past your stitches.
Put your charm squares right sides together and sew a quarter inch seam around three sides and in an inch  or so on each end of the fourth side. Back stitch at the beginning and end of your seam. Clip your corners and turn your pin cushion right side out. Push out your corners and stuff with your choice of filling. I used crushed walnut shells. Pin your opening shut and whip stitch closed. There you go! Best of luck to you with all of your sewing projects! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  


6 comments:

  1. really darling! just saw this on the sew mama sew links! thank you for the tutorial!

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    1. Thank you Sophie! :) And you are very welcome!

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  2. That is so gorgeous and definitely on my list of to dos. I pinned a similar wall hanging years ago and I still haven't done it! I love the reds!!

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  3. I HEART YOU! Thanks so much for sharing this, I will scurry off to begin as soon as I leave you a comment. Absolutely lovely :)

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  4. stopping by from SMS, great pillow

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  5. No WAY!! I must have been channeling you when I made you the heart mini!!! I wish I had checked out your tute first!! It would have been so much easier!

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