Skill Level: Confident Beginner Materials
• 9"x 11" and 10" x 10" pieces 32- count Old England linen from Nikyscreations* • One skein each DMC® or Sullivans®
USA six-strand embroidery floss* • Size 26 tapestry needle
Maidens: 32H x 73W Four Patch: 50H x 58W
Maidens: 2" x 45/8" Four- Patch: 31/8" x 35/8" Instructions: Cross stitch over two threads using two strands of floss.
Finishing Materials & Instructions
• Coordinating backing fabric • Polyester fiberfill • Three buttons • Coordinating ribbon • Sewing needle and thread • Fabric marker
Press stitched pieces from reverse side, straightening as much as possible.
With right side of one stitched pieced facedown, measure desired distance (1/2"–1") from stitching on all sides and draw a line this distance from edge of design all around, staying on grain line of fabric when possible. Do not cut fabric. Place stitched piece over a piece of backing fabric with right sides together and pin layers together.
Sew around design along drawn line, leaving an opening at bottom for turning. Trim both layers to 1/4" seam allowance. Trim corners to 1/8" seam allowance. Turn right side out, fill with polyester fiberfill, and sew opening closed.
Repeat with remaining stitched piece to make second pincushion.
Referring to photo, attach a short length of ribbon and a button to each upper corner of Maidens pincushion. Sew remaining button to center of Four-Patch pincushion, sewing through front and back to indent center.