For the Love of Violets - hexagonal pincushion
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For the Love of Violets


For the Love of Violets ~ hexagonal pincushion
Finished size – 6 – 6½” across.

– This sweet pin cushion celebrates the simplicity of violets with a combination of embroidered pockets, gathered panels, dimensional felt leaves and double sided fabric flowers. The top of the pin cushion features simple embroidered motifs, and a cluster of double-sided fabric violets and felt leaves. A decorative piece, this design is also functional with small pockets to store your packets of needles, embroidery scissors, threads and other notions.

– The sides of the pin cushion consist of 3 embroidered bumble-bee pockets and 3 gathered panels, which add a lovely textured feel. Back-stitch, satin stitch and a few French-knots are the only stitches you’ll need to embroider the sweet bumble bee pockets. The base is pieced with triangles and pulled in at the centre with a coordinating button.

– “For the Love of Violets” is the perfect project for those who like to combine their love of embroidery, patchwork and dimensional embellishment.

Please scroll down to find the “For the Love of Violets” requirements list.

Product Description

For the Love of Violets ~ hexagonal pincushion
Finished size 6 – 6 1/2″ across


Fabric required
– A Fat Quarter of Beige/Cream Fabric – for top panel and bee panels
– 4″ x 8″ scrap of Beige Striped Fabric – for back of pockets
– A Fat Quarter of 1st Medium-toned Mauve Fabric – for violets, gathered panels and back panel
– A Fat Sixteenth of 2nd Medium-toned Mauve Fabric (slightly lighter than the 1st) – for violets and back panel
– 2 coordinating pieces of Green Felt – 3 ½” sq of a darker piece AND 3″ sq of a slightly lighter piece

Embroidery threads and notions required
– 1 skein Variegated Green Thread – stitchery on top panel – I have used Cottage Garden Threads Perle 8 – 809 Oregano (2 strands of stranded cotton is also suitable)
– 1 skein Variegated Yellow Thread – for bee and violet centres – I have used Cottage Garden Threads Stranded – 309 Wattle Blossom
– 1 skein of Medium Brown Stranded Thread – for bee – I have used DMC 3790
– 1 skein of Light Grey Stranded Thread – for bee’s wings – I have used DMC 648
– 1 skein of Stranded Thread to match your buttons – for button attachment
– Metallic Thread – for bee’s wings – I have used Gutermann SULKY Metallic CA02776
– 25cm (1/4 yard) x width of Fusible Stabiliser
– 3″ x 4 ½” scrap of Vliesofix/Fusible Webbing
– 25cm (1/4 yard) x width (assuming 30cm/15″ wide) of Freezer Paper
– Two x 10-15mm (1/2″ – 3/4″) Buttons to compliment your mauve fabrics – for centre of top and bottom panels
– Toy filler, wool or other filler
– General sewing supplies