today I'm sharing an easy handmade gift idea for friends who sew (or keep it for yourself)! Plus it's a great way to use up those itty bitty pieces of leftover fabric :)
Hallo, ihr Lieben,
die komplette Nähanleitung (Deutsch) für dieses süße Krabbelkäfer-Nadelkissen inklusive Vorlage findet Ihr im Dawanda Do-It-Yourself Portal :)
leftover cotton fabric
iron-on interfacing (thin)
polyfill fiber (for stuffing)
rick rack trim (for the legs) - sponsored by Union Knopf
basic sewing kit
Download the free PDF template. Use a very narrow seam allowance unless indicated otherwise
- Print and cut out the paper template.
- Iron the interfacing to wrong side of fabric left overs. The fabric pieces should be big enough to accomodate the paper template pieces
- Lay template on wrong side of fabric and trace around each with fabric pen. As indicated on template (I know it's in German, but it's the numbers that are important) cut out two pieces for the bug head, two pieces for the bug belly, one piece for bug middle back and two pieces (different fabric) for the bug wings.
- Sew head pieces together, right sides facing. The dashed line as indicated on the template should be left open. Snip away small triangles along the curves. Turn right side out. Then stuff a tiny bit of polyfill fiber into it.
- Next attach wings right sides facing to middle back piece, straight edge aligned. Stitch using a narrow seam allowance. Iron seams to one side.
- Cut rick rack trim into 6 pieces each measuring 1.5 "
- Attach to wings as indicated on template
- Attach head at the narrow end of middle back piece with raw edges aligning
- Lay bug belly pieces rights sides together and stitch straight edge leaving a 4" gap
- Iron seam open
- Lay back piece and belly piece right sides together. Don't worry - back piece is slightly larger than belly piece to accomodate the polyfill fiber and to create a nice mound shape!
- Make sure the edges are aligned and pin all around
- Stitch using a 0.4" seam allowance, go slowly when you come to the head part
- Snip little triangles as you did for the head
- Turn carefully through opening and pack tightly with polyfill fiber
- Stitch gap closed by hand
Your little 'bug' pin cushion is finished!