EMS Cross Stitch Design

How to make a pincushion


This finishing technique is most often used to create small cushions but can also be used to complete scissors finders or ornaments.

After stitching your project determine the finished size you would like your design to be and add one-half inch (1.3 cm) of additional fabric on all sides. Trim the fabric to this size and cut a piece of cotton or broadcloth fabric for the backing making it the same size as the stitched square.

Place the two pieces of fabric back-to-back with the finished sides facing together. Stitch a one-half inch (1.3 cm) seam by following the outer edge of the tape guide leaving a 1 1/2 to 2" (3.8 - 5 cm) opening along the bottom edge. This opening will be used to fill the project with the Fiberfil. Trim the excess fabric to within 1/8" (32 mm) of the stitched edge excluding the area near the opening at the bottom. Clip the corners at a 45 degree angle to ensure that the finished corner lays properly. (2)


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