Long time no blog! I’ve been busy working on a few big projects, but this new fabric was the perfect excuse to break and make something fun and quick! Sew Caroline sent me some of her new Happy Home collection fabrics, the colors are so happy and bright! I used them to make hexagon pincushions and then topped each one with a yarn pom pom. I don’t know what is better than hexagons and pom poms!
The best part of this is you can use up to 7 different fabrics for each pincushion! The top has 6 little triangles that make up a hexagon and the bottom is one solid hexagon. Although, you could piece the bottom part, too, and include 12 fabrics! It’s fun to use a whole line of fabric for one project. I guess that is a normal thing to do, especially for quilters, but I don’t do it much! But maybe I will use whole lines more often now!
This project is fast! It will give you a little quilting experience, or if you’re already a quilter, you will whip it out really quickly! The pom pom is optional, but if you do top the pincushion with a pom pom, you don’t have to worry about sharp points on the triangles. The pom pom will hide the points!
So let’s get sewing!
Pom Pom Pincushions //
Print out the pattern piece and cut 6 triangles, and one hexagon back. Cut 2 hexagons from interfacing. Make your pom pom, leaving two strands really long for tying later.
Sew 3 triangles together, making sure the seam allowance is a consistent 1/4″.
Sew the 3rd triangle. There will be 1/4″ at the tip of the middle triangle, which will create a sharp point later. Read my post about getting sharp triangles for more help.
Repeat with bottom triangles.
Stitch these two pieces together along the center.
Fuse interfacing to top and bottom of the pincushion.
Pin hexagons together and sew.
Pivot at each point and leave about 1-2″ open on one side.
Turn and stuff.
Fold over 1/4″ on the opening and pin together.
Use a needle and thread to sew together.
Attach the pom pom with a yarn needle. Tie the yarn tight and you’re done! I trimmed my pom pom a little bit after sewing it on, because I wanted to be able to see more of the fabric prints.
Stick in some pins and keep sewing!
Check out the rest of the Happy Home Tour here:
7/13/15 – Adrianna at Hey June Handmade
7/14/15 – Jenn at A Jennuine Life
7/15/15 – Miranda at One Little Minute
7/16/15 – Melissa at Melly Sews
7/17/15 – Thuy at My Paper Pinwheel
7/20/15 – Kate at See Kate Sew
7/21/15 – Abbey at Sew Charleston
7/22/15 – Erin at Sewbon
7/23/15 – Bev at Flamingo Toes
7/24/15 – Dana at Dana Made it