Winterkist Weighted Pincushion/Thread Catcher

I made this cool project as part of the Winterkist Blog Hop to celebrate Monica Solorio-Snow‘s new fabric with Lecien! Check out the blog hop link for details on how you can win some awesome prizes, it’s as easy as leaving a comment!!

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These fabrics are really awesome for Christmas…I love that they are in non-traditional Christmas colors. I love experimenting with color, and the idea of using these bright beauties for a Christmas/winter project sounds right up my alley!
My Winterkist project was made using Elizabeth Hartman’s Weighted Pincushion and Thread Catcher tutorial over at Sew Mama Sew. Elizabeth’s tutorial calls for using several fabrics for each of the parts of the pattern (the organizer, pincushion, thread catcher, etc.). I decided to cut my Winterkist into 2.5″ squares, since this looked like a small-in-size project, and I thought I could showcase a bit of patchwork that way. My fabrics were pinks and oranges, so I used the pink fabrics for the exterior portions, and the orange fabrics for the lining of the bag and for the bottom of the pincushion. I also have thrown in a bit of text fabric, because I didn’t have enough Winterkist to finish the whole project (also, it looks kinda awesome).

The instructions only call for interfacing the loop on the thread catcher and the facing on the thread catcher bag, but I’m a bit of an interfacing freak, so I used Pellon SF-101 fusible woven interfacing on everything. You can read more of my thoughts on interfacing here.

The pincushion is actually filled with a satchet of uncooked rice. The pattern calls for flannel for the rice satchet, but I didn’t have any around, so I just used a small piece of Pellon batting instead.

I really love this tutorial…Elizabeth really has thought of everything. It also has a nice pocket organizer to hold all your small notions that I use all the time (like my seam ripper and my fabric marker!). The thread catcher has a little button on the inside, so you can easily remove it from the organizer and dump out all of your little scraps and threads.

I had loads of fun making this project! Be sure to check out Winterkist, available August 2012! Thank you to Katie from There and Back for having me along the blog hop today!!

88 thoughts on “Winterkist Weighted Pincushion/Thread Catcher

  1. This is a great idea. I currently sew on my dining room table which is round. Do you think that the weighted pincushion would work well on a round table?

  2. Like what you did here, the text fabric too. I always put my thread on my little ironing board next to my machine and then they end up everywhere. Might gonna have to try this out.

  3. This is on my must sew this year list.. I would love to use the new Indie fabric, but will check out Monica Solorio-Snow’s new line, I am really loving the non traditional xmas stuff this year.

  4. The orange and pink are perfect together! I love how fun this turned out too. It would be a great project to motivate me to get started on my holiday sewing. :)

  5. Omg, be still my jumping gnoma loving heart. It’s here. It’s really here. I can’t wait to get my paws on this fabric and gnoma out like mad.

    Thanks for a chance…and must make thread catcher with gnoma dude…must. 😀

  6. Your Winterkist projects are so cute, and remind me that I need a thread catcher too! I think this line is going to be wildly popular.

    BTW, congrats on making your Kickstarter goal! I am excited for you!!


  7. Colors are fabulous, can’t wait to get my hands on some of it. Could use a new pin cushion and thread catcher. thanks for the photos and for the giveaway.

  8. I love this idea! The pink and orange are amazing together! I could definitely make this for stiching with.

    Thanks for sharing!

    kelli dot sanders at comcast dot net

  9. I really like that you added the text material, it really compliments the winterkist fabirc. What a great project, practical and fun, I’m afraid I would probably use it to keep a secret stash of sweets in though!! haha!

    Jerra xx

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