Five Charm Pinnie TUTORIAL

It’s week 6 of the TWELVE WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS!

We are half way there!! I’m glad to have everyone from Bluprint Textiles. This week, we’re making a cute little stocking stuffer pincushion!

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1. Fabric: You’ll need five charms! One each for the top, bottom, petals, flower center and binding.

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2. Cutting the Hexies: You will need seven 1″ tall hexies. Here is a pdf template. I put extra hexies on the template, but you’ll only need to cut out seven.

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Layout six hexies on the petal charm fabric.

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Cut with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Also cut one for the center of the flower.

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3. Sewing the Hexies: Begin by folding in one side. Place your needle along the next edge to the left. Fold this edge using your needle to get a clean edge.

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Put two stitches at each intersection. Repeat this process working around the hexie; knot at the end.

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This is what you should have. Times seven.

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Sew the hexies together to be a flower. I use the whip stitch and silk thread. Place the hexies that you’re sewing right sides together. Sew from the top. Knot at the beginning and end of each side.

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4. Appliqué the Flower: Now you will appliqué the flower onto your fabric for the top of the pinnie. I used silk thread.

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You have two options to remove the template. You can either remove the templates prior to appliquéing OR appliqué with the templates in and cut them out from the back. I did the former. Because these hexies are so small, they keep their form well.
5. Cutting the Circle: Trace a circle onto your top fabric. I traced a roll of duct tape. Make sure to center the flower.

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Pin the bottom fabric to the top fabric wrong sides together.

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Cut out the circle. You are cutting both pieces at once.

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6. Making the Binding: Cut 3/4″ wide BIAS strips from the binding charm.

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Sew together the bias strips.

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Press seams open.

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Press the binding in half. I press the whole thing flat and while warm, finger press In half. Then press with the iron.

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7. Attaching the Binding: Pin the binding around the edge of the pinnie top on the right side. At the end, fold over a short cuff and tuck in about 1/4″.

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Attach with an 1/8″ seam.

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This is what it should look like.

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8. Sewing the Top & Bottom: Pin the top and bottom right sides together. Leave about 1 1/2″ for the opening.

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Sew with a 1/4″ seam. Do not sew the opening.

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Cut about every 1/4″ along the edge up to the seam.

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9. Stuffing & Finishing: Turn the pinnie right side out. I stuffed with small scraps (dime to nickel size), but you can also use crushed walnut shells.

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Hand sew closed. You’re done!!

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These go pretty quick and make great gifts! So start sewing!!
xo LC

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