Friday, November 10

Silk Strawberries / Pincushion...


I have had a few requests for the strawberry pincushion on my hussif..
I first made up silk strawberries as Christmas decorations, they do look lovely made up in silk with a few gold beads and thread, also great for door knob decorations..
These instructions are for the silk strawberries shown above...for the one in the hussif, just make it up plain without the beads and gold thread..

The pattern is the actual size...so just print it off and use as is, have fun.
Trace pattern onto tissue paper with a soft pencil (2b).
Pin tissue paper to fabric avoiding the drawn lines.
Using a gold thread, sew along all the straight lines through the paper, square by square, stitching a back stitch at each square...starting and finishing off securely.
Cut out the shape around the outside lines...through the paper, and then carefully tear away the paper.
Using the gold thread and a fine straw needle, sew a bead in the centre of each square, including the three incomplete at the top straight edge...but NOT the incomplete ones around the curved edge...(16 beads in all).
Fold in half along the straight edge, right side in together, with matching thread, sew together with a small back stitch along the folded straight edge.
With the same matching thread, make a small running stitch around the curved raw edge.
Carefully turn through to right side out...stuff with polyester fill at the same time gently pull thread up, tightening the gathers as you go.
When happy with the shape, pull top together tightly and securely fasten off.
Make a small ribbon bow, with gold thread attach to top of strawberry - leave thread attached.
Make a loop to your desired length with gold cord and sew to top of bow and fasten off...thread a bead down the loop on top of the bow for a nice finish...

I hope you enjoy making these little strawberries...Please note that this is copyrighted , you are welcome to make for your own personal use, but no part of this pattern may be reproduced in any way or form without my permission.Ribbonwiz 2006

4 kind people said..:

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing the directions. Now to decide on a color, since they all look great!

Gumbo Lily said...

I love this hussif! I'm making one right now (and having a ball!) for my 20 year old daughter for a Christmas gift. The satin strawberry is adorable! Thanks so much for sharing your pattern with us.

~Jody in Montana, USA

Maureen said...

Lovely pincushion Julia!

Charlene said...

Those silk strawberries look delectable!