Here is a complete kit to make yourself a sweet and practical little accessory for your historical outfit or sewing box! These small hanging pincushions are shown in many period depictions and etchings. They are usually worn by looping the string around the ties of a petticoat or apron, and are incredibly useful for keeping your pins organized and close at hand.
These small, spherical pincushions are constructed from linen or wool, and are stuffed with tiny scraps. This historically accurate construction method truly utilizes every last bit of fabric! The finished measurements are about 2.5”-3”, and they can be finished with a 1/2” silk ribbon band.
The kit comes in several variations, and all include the following: Wool fabric for the outer pieces Circle template Fully illustrated instructions Traceable embroidery motifs and transfer paper Several colors of crewel embroidery thread Embroidery needle Length of silk ribbon Fabric scrap stuffing
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I am so in love with the simplicity of this little buzzy bee. This kit too about 4 hours to completely hand embroider and hand sew. The only modification I made to the kit was using a cotton twill tape that I had around the house. I'm hoping that this adds a little more durability and longevity to the pin ball. There's plenty of stuffing left over to make 3 or 4 more pin balls and plenty of embroidery wool too. I can't wait to have some more wool scraps to make more cute little pin balls!