TIP: Keep your Vliesofix in a zip lock bag – it doesn’t like humidity and will separate!!
Prepare our Machine: Today I am going to use a different foot – the Satin Stitch Foot which is used for decorative stitching and satin stitch OR the Craft Foot which is the open toed satin stitch foot used for applique.
Check your manual to see if you have one of these – if not just use your All Purpose foot!
Roll between your thumbs and fingers and then press.
Stuff the pincushion, pushing well into the corners. It will need to be packed tightly.
We are going to close the seam using Ladder Stitch – think a ladder and lots of rungs!
Take a needle and a knotted thread and slide the needle through the seam allowance at the beginning of the opening.
Slide the needle along inside the seam allowance on one side to form a stitch
Then insert the needle in the other side, directly opposite the point the needle came out, and take another stitch. Repeat this for 4-5 stitches – see on my finger
Then pull the thread to close the stitches. Continue with this till the seam is closed. Finish with a double stitch and push your needle out through the pin cushion – trim.
You will have a lovely, neat finish – ideal for using when making softies!!
Now go and put your pins in your new pin cushion!!
Until next time