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Mad For Fabric - Tufted Pincushion in Christmas Colors

DIY Pincushion Ideas

I’ve been on a pincushion making craze lately. This is such a great project for small scraps and is quick to sew. I thought I’d share a few variations I made using my pattern. To get the instructions and free pattern on how to make this pincushion check out my previous post.

I made a slightly smaller pincushion using Christmas color fabrics in red and green including bits of Liberty Hello Kitty fabric. I scaled the pattern to print at 75% and used a 3/8″ inch seam allowance. The points for the top didn’t match exactly so I suggest not trying to scale it unless you’re okay with some inaccuracies.

Mad For Fabric - Tufted Pincushion in Christmas Colors

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Liberty Patchwork Pincushion

DIY Pincushion Tutorial With Free Pattern

I posted this Liberty patchwork pincushion on my Instagram feed recently and wanted to share the instructions and a free pattern so you can make one of your own. This is such a great project for small scraps and would make a lovely gift to a sewist!

Mad For Fabric - DIY Liberty Patchwork Pincushion
Mad For Fabric – DIY Liberty Patchwork Pincushion

I didn’t take pictures when I made my Liberty cushion but I made this one using my vintage feedsack fabrics to show you how. The finished pincushion measures a little over 5″ in diameter.

Mad For Fabric - DIY Vintage Feedsack Patchwork Pincushio
Mad For Fabric – DIY Vintage Feedsack Patchwork Pincushion

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Mad For Fabric - Laminate Liberty Scrap Pouch

DIY Laminate Liberty Scrap Pouch

If you read my blog, you know how much I love Liberty lawn. I got these tiny fabric scraps of Liberty Betsy from Ava and Neve and wanted to find a way to turn the tiny scraps into a usable piece of fabric for a project. I decided to experiment using iron on vinyl that I talked about here to tack down my fabric so I didn’t need to stitch down all the raw edges. I am so pleased with how this laminate pouch turned out.

Mad For Fabric - Laminate Liberty Scrap Pouch
Mad For Fabric – Laminate Liberty Scrap Pouch

If you want to try this out, here’s how you do it.

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Mad For Fabric - DIY Fabric Box With Attached Lid

DIY Fabric Box With Lid Tutorial

Today’s post is a tutorial on how to make a fabric box with an attached lid. You can check out my previous fabric box posts here and here. This box turned out very sturdy so I can stack multiple ones on top of each other.

Mad For Fabric - DIY Fabric Box With Attached Lid
Mad For Fabric – DIY Fabric Box With Attached Lid
Mad For Fabric - DIY Fabric Box With Attached Lid Closed
Mad For Fabric – DIY Fabric Box With Attached Lid Closed

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DIY Fabric Box Tutorial

Today’s post is a tutorial on how to sew a fabric box. I was in the midst of organizing my sewing space and thought a box made from pretty fabric would be a perfect accent. I looked at many tutorials on how to make a box and in the end came up with my own method that just required cutting half a yard of fabric and sewing the 3 seams. Want to give this a try? Directions after the jump.

Mad For Fabric - DIY Fabric Box Display
Mad For Fabric – DIY Fabric Box

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Mad For Fabric - DIY Laminate Fabric Pouch

DIY Laminate Fabric Pouch Tutorial

A while ago I bought this super cute cat fabric on Etsy but I found the ink bled in the wash. I really love this fabric but was afraid it might stain anything against it red. Then I read about how to make my own laminate fabric using this Thermoweb Iron-On Vinyl and figured I could cover the fabric and sew myself a laminate pouch. Perfect!

Mad For Fabric - DIY Laminate Fabric Pouch
Mad For Fabric – DIY Laminate Fabric Pouch

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