Added Jul 22, 2010
Medina, Ohio, Un...
A bit of glamour to the old pin cushion. Made a simple pattern, duplicated 6 times. Keep it on the smaller side so you don’t end up with giant pear. Mine was about 4 1/2" high. Cut out three of one fabric and three of the other, alternate them. Sew three together, then other three. Attach stem, (mine was a piece of binding) on inside or glue. Sew two halves together, leaving bottom open. Turn inside out, stuff. When stuffing, keep shape of pear. Sew bottom by hand. Glued a small round flat piece of craft foam to bottom to sit nicer. Cut six pieces of cording, glued at top. One at a pull cord down across pear firmly to form sections, glue but not bottom. Once all six are done, pull all together towards middle, snip off excess and glue, add foam. Decorate. Found there were a lot of pear pin cushions out there, with instructions so check out any of those sites.
Contrasting materials, cording, felt or binding for stem. Poly fill for stuffing, or whatever you would choose.
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