Sunday, March 7, 2010

What is your point?

This In-the-Hoop pin cushion was designed to serve not only as a place to organize your sewing machine needles and pins but also as a reference guide to lettering sizes for those who might like to add lettering to their own items. 

In the previous post, I discussed lightly upon creating designs.  Most people who own embroidery machines will want to add lettering.  All Sewing Machine users need to change their needles and store pins.  All hand sewers need a place to hold their needles, as well. It is March and St. Patrick's and Spring is around the corner!  This cushion features a Shamrock with decorative stitching and and small lettering so that you have a way to organize your various needles.

You might give one to a friend who sews but doesn't embroider. How lucky they are to have you there to give them a useful and personalized gift. As you stitch this out, no matter what the reason is, be sure to pay attention to the size of the lettering and the density as it relates to the size. These letters are roughly 6mm or higher.  The smallest size available currently in the home embroidery industry would be 4mm.  Look at the clarity of the letters and how small they truly are and next time someone asks you why they can't get their 2mm letters to stitch out nicely, you can help them by showing them your pincushion! 

This is the project of the month at Have a wonderful week!  ~ Cookie


Anonymous said...

Cookie: What a neat idea. I tried using the red thingie for my needles, but that didn't work out too well. You know we sewist need "special" toys. The more the better. Thanks. I do intend to make these for my sewing buddies.

Ladybug Stitches said...

Hi Cookie,
Thanks for this absolutely adorable project! I made two for a gift and one for ME!! They turned out just perfect. said...

It's very inspiring!