Sew Mama Sew posted about Elizabeth’s Fabric Focus with a free PDF pattern of a weighted pincushion organizer. Now that I am sewing a little more regularly (being mostly jobless this semester, and all), I am constantly frustrated with all the extra threads and fabric snips that seem to go all over the place. So, when I saw this, I just had to try it! One of the toughest parts for me was finding coordinating fabric in my stash since I am trying to stay frugal.
I had a lot of fun learning how to make this. It was my first time using rice for weight, and I have many more ideas for that!
The pattern did not call for embellishments, but I just had to give it a try. My scallops are a little wonky, but it was only the second time I had tried fancy stitches so give me some credit! (Side note: my machine broke mid-project and Boy and I took it all apart and found the cause, oiled her well, and cleaned her up like new – a screw had loosened over time, allowing a spring to slip, which caused the feeder dog to fail. Thank goodness for Bernina’s build quality – she is going on 30 years old!!)
I also added some old lacey stuff I had laying around to bring out the pockets a little more, with teeny buttons.
A cool feature of this project is that the scrap bin detaches so I can put it wherever it is needed. I really fell in love with this pattern, and I am ever grateful for the people at SMS and people like Elizabeth to offer free tutorials. Thanks so much!
Please send me the patterns.
Huh, it looks like sewmamasew’s blog is out of commission. And, unfortunately, my computer crashed probably twice since I’ve made this so I no longer have the file. I’m sorry I can’t help you out! If I ever come across it again, I will let you know. Good luck out there!