How to: <ul><li>make a toadstool pincushion </li></ul><ul><li>kootoyoo…click & stitch </li></ul>
<ul><li>Bread & butter plate, rice, kitchen wrap, toilet roll or cardboard tubing needle & thread, scissors, stuffing, emb...
Step 2: <ul><li>Position the bread & butter plate on your toadstool fabric & cut out a rough circle shape </li></ul>
Step 3: <ul><li>Cut out smaller circles of your contrast fabric (for the toadstool spots). </li></ul>
Step 4: <ul><li>It’s important to remember that not all of your toadstool fabric will be visible so you’ll only need a few...
Step 5: <ul><li>Using double thread, just do a running stitch around your toadstool circle.  </li></ul>
Step 6: <ul><li>This is what it should look like when finished.  Set aside for later. </li></ul>
Step 7: <ul><li>Now running stitch around your smaller circles.  </li></ul>
Step 8: <ul><li>Once you’ve finished “running” around each circle add a small amount of stuffing to the centre of your cir...
Step 9: <ul><li>Gently ease both ends of the thread together just as you would if you were gathering or making yo-yo’s.  K...
Step 10: <ul><li>Repeat for each of your toadstool spots. </li></ul>
Step 11: <ul><li>Randomly position your spots towards the centre of the base fabric.  I’ve just attached the spots using a...
Step 12: <ul><li>Once you’ve attached all your spots your larger circle should look something like this. </li></ul>
Step 13: <ul><li>Add a handful of stuffing to the centre of your toadstool. </li></ul>
Step 14: <ul><li>Gently ease both ends of the thread together just as you would if you were gathering or making yo-yo’s.  ...
Step 15: <ul><li>You should have a nice puffy round shape for your toadstool top. </li></ul>
Step 16: <ul><li>Cut your toilet roll/cylinder at about the 1/3 way point (2.5 – 3cms) so that your stalk is cute & stumpy...
Step 17: <ul><li>Position your cylinder onto your stalk fabric.  You want the fabric to comfortably go around the cylinder...
Step 18: <ul><li>With right sides together, pin your fabric around your cylinder. </li></ul>
Step 19: <ul><li>With right sides together, running stitch along the pin line. </li></ul>
Step 20: <ul><li>Turn your tube in the right way. </li></ul>
Step 21: <ul><li>Gently ease the cylinder inside your fabric tube. </li></ul>
Step 22: <ul><li>Slide the cylinder down so that you have about 1.5cm of fabric above the cylinder.  Fold this to the insi...
Step 23: <ul><li>Poke the fabric at the bottom of the cylinder up through the cylinder. </li></ul>
Step 24: <ul><li>Pass your needle & thread from one side of the fabric tube through to the other. </li></ul><ul><li>Wrap t...
Step 25: <ul><li>Now your stalk should look like this at the base…just as if it were plucked from the earth. </li></ul>
Step 26: <ul><li>Turn your stalk so that the open end is facing up. </li></ul>
Step 27: <ul><li>Place a small amount of rice onto a square of kitchen wrap. </li></ul>
Step 28: <ul><li>Gently roll to form a sausage shape. </li></ul>
Step 29: <ul><li>Curve your rice sausage to form a donut shape.  Ease around the centre of your stalk & inside the cylinde...
Step 30: <ul><li>Your stalk should look now look something like this. </li></ul>
Step 31: <ul><li>Trim the excess stalk fabric. </li></ul>
Step 32: <ul><li>Place your stalk onto your toadstool top. </li></ul>
Step 33: <ul><li>Stitch the stalk to the toadstool top. </li></ul>
Done! <ul><li>Cute & functional! </li></ul>
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How To Make A Toadstool Pincushion

  1. 1. How to: <ul><li>make a toadstool pincushion </li></ul><ul><li>kootoyoo…click & stitch </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Bread & butter plate, rice, kitchen wrap, toilet roll or cardboard tubing needle & thread, scissors, stuffing, embroidery floss. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Step 2: <ul><li>Position the bread & butter plate on your toadstool fabric & cut out a rough circle shape </li></ul>
  4. 4. Step 3: <ul><li>Cut out smaller circles of your contrast fabric (for the toadstool spots). </li></ul>
  5. 5. Step 4: <ul><li>It’s important to remember that not all of your toadstool fabric will be visible so you’ll only need a few spots. I like odd numbers but that’s just me. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Step 5: <ul><li>Using double thread, just do a running stitch around your toadstool circle. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Step 6: <ul><li>This is what it should look like when finished. Set aside for later. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Step 7: <ul><li>Now running stitch around your smaller circles. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Step 8: <ul><li>Once you’ve finished “running” around each circle add a small amount of stuffing to the centre of your circle. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Step 9: <ul><li>Gently ease both ends of the thread together just as you would if you were gathering or making yo-yo’s. Knot the ends together. You should have a nice puffy round shape. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Step 10: <ul><li>Repeat for each of your toadstool spots. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Step 11: <ul><li>Randomly position your spots towards the centre of the base fabric. I’ve just attached the spots using a simple running stitch but blanket or other decorative stitches would work just as nicely. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Step 12: <ul><li>Once you’ve attached all your spots your larger circle should look something like this. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Step 13: <ul><li>Add a handful of stuffing to the centre of your toadstool. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Step 14: <ul><li>Gently ease both ends of the thread together just as you would if you were gathering or making yo-yo’s. Knot the ends together. It’s important that your opening is smaller than your cylinder (you don’t want the stuffing to fall out). </li></ul>
  16. 16. Step 15: <ul><li>You should have a nice puffy round shape for your toadstool top. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Step 16: <ul><li>Cut your toilet roll/cylinder at about the 1/3 way point (2.5 – 3cms) so that your stalk is cute & stumpy. This will make the pincushion more stable so it won’t keep tipping over when you insert pins. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Step 17: <ul><li>Position your cylinder onto your stalk fabric. You want the fabric to comfortably go around the cylinder with a seam allowance of around .5 cm. The fabric should be about four times as long as your cylinder. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Step 18: <ul><li>With right sides together, pin your fabric around your cylinder. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Step 19: <ul><li>With right sides together, running stitch along the pin line. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Step 20: <ul><li>Turn your tube in the right way. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Step 21: <ul><li>Gently ease the cylinder inside your fabric tube. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Step 22: <ul><li>Slide the cylinder down so that you have about 1.5cm of fabric above the cylinder. Fold this to the inside of the top of the cylinder. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Step 23: <ul><li>Poke the fabric at the bottom of the cylinder up through the cylinder. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Step 24: <ul><li>Pass your needle & thread from one side of the fabric tube through to the other. </li></ul><ul><li>Wrap the thread around the fabric cylinder several times (between 10 & 15 times) & then make a couple of stitches & knot the end off to secure. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Step 25: <ul><li>Now your stalk should look like this at the base…just as if it were plucked from the earth. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Step 26: <ul><li>Turn your stalk so that the open end is facing up. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Step 27: <ul><li>Place a small amount of rice onto a square of kitchen wrap. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Step 28: <ul><li>Gently roll to form a sausage shape. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Step 29: <ul><li>Curve your rice sausage to form a donut shape. Ease around the centre of your stalk & inside the cylinder. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Step 30: <ul><li>Your stalk should look now look something like this. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Step 31: <ul><li>Trim the excess stalk fabric. </li></ul>
  33. 33. Step 32: <ul><li>Place your stalk onto your toadstool top. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Step 33: <ul><li>Stitch the stalk to the toadstool top. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Done! <ul><li>Cute & functional! </li></ul>

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