Wednesday, October 30, 2013

31 Days of Halloween: Serger Pepper 2


Today we have Irene from Serger Pepper!  Make sure to check out her blog!!
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 After the Black Cat Hat, I want to share one more useful yet Halloween-ish FREE pattern:

the Jack O' PinMe pincushion and Pin Sharpener


SergerPepper - Jack O'PinMe - Pincushion - Pin Sharpener
Yes, you read wright: a pin sharpener! I made my first one about one year ago and now I can say that my pins are rather sharp and have not even the shadow of rust also if I often leave them pinned in it! Let's go making one...

Materials:

  1. scraps of fabrics (I used a T-shirt, you can use anything you want... maybe red for tomato if you're traditionalist or whatever you like)- wool steel (the one you can find on the supermarket on dish-sponges shelf) SergerPepper - Jack O'PinMe - Pincushion - Pin Sharpener - steel wool
  2. scraps of fleece or felt on black and dark green (any kind of fabric that won't fray)
  3. thread, scissors, needle, sewing machine...
Start cutting two circles (mine were 14 cm diameter, 1 cm seam allowances included)
SergerPepper - Jack O'PinMe - Pincushion - Pin Sharpener - cut main fabric Cut out shapes for eyes, nose and mouth from the black fabric and the leaf from the dark green one, following the provided template (or you can just eyeball it, it's not rocket science!)
SergerPepper - Jack O'PinMe cut leaf and face pieces Sew in circle around the main fabric, Right Sides Facing, leaving a small gap to turn inside out your Pumpkin Pincushion and then to fill it.
SergerPepper - Jack O'PinMe sew around circles leaving a gap Fill it with steel wool, pressing well but leaving some room.
SergerPepper - Jack O'PinMe - fill with wool steel Add some cushion filling (I cut apart an old but washed pillow) just to be sure your pincushion it's well stuffed and your pins will hold firmly in it
SergerPepper - Jack O'PinMe Pin Sharpener add some pillow filler Pin the gap closed, then stitch it by hand.
SergerPepper - Jack O'PinMe Pin Sharpener pin and sew to close the gap You'll end with a "Lumpy Bumpy" cushion like this, don't worry!
SergerPepper - Jack O'PinMe Pin Sharpenere LumpyBumpy Fix it by squeezing, crushing and pinching it until you're satisfied - it's a good exercise for when you're upset too ;)
SergerPepper - Jack O'PinMe Pin Sharpener - better Thread a hand needle with a green thread and put it double, then start sewing around the cushion, to make it look like a pumpkin; leave your thread tail on your upper side (where you'll add the leaf).
SergerPepper - Jack O'PinMe Pin Sharpener - hand stitch to create a pumpkin shapeSergerPepper - Jack O'PinMe Pin Sharpener - hand stitch to create a pumpkin shape - closer Sew on the leaf, making a pleat on it to give shape, with the green thread tail you left, then found the right position for your Jack's face
SergerPepper - Jack O'PinMe Pin Sharpener -sew on face and leaf With black thread, sew on eyes, nose and mouth, placing them anywhere you like (check here how to applique by hand)
SergerPepper - Jack O'PinMe Pin Sharpener - sew on face and leaf
Step back and admire! And... that's it. PS: you can use the leaf to put needles on while you're sewing (instead of loosing them on the floor (ask me why I'm thinking of that....)
SergerPepper - Jack O'PinMe - Pincushion - Pin Sharpener I hope you liked my little tutorial, I wait for you on my sewing blog if you want to know more about me and my sewing tales!
 

Have a scary Halloween HeHeHeHeHeeeeee



Check Out Our Other 31 Days of Halloween Posts

                     Chocolate Covered Oreo Spiders


        

Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies by The Stitchin' Mommy      

    Trick or Treat Printable from Blissful Roots   


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      SergerPepper - Jack O'PinMe - Pincushion - Pin Sharpener

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