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Pretty Maid Pin Cushion

Added Sep 10, 2009

by littlepinkbu...

Toronto, Canada






Another use for fabric scraps! These matroyshka doll (also known as a Russian nesting doll) pin cushions came about as a result a pretty fabric remnant. I had received a small sample in a fabric order , and I fell in love with the design.

These ladies were just too cute to be left in the stash pile. I started off creating 3 doll cushions last night, and quickly became addicted to creating more little friends. I even scented one for my teen-aged niece so that she may use it in her school locker as an air freshener. I added a coordinating ribbon loop to the tops of each to hang them from.

Material Notes

Cotton, Ribbon, Poly fiber-fill, Thread, Needle, Sewing Machine (or hand sew)




Garment Type

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    Sep 12, 2009, 06.24 PMby lizah

    so cute!!!

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    Sep 12, 2009, 10.50 AMby drakeauge

    Adorable! I really like the idea of useing a patterned fabric leftovers like that:)

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    Sep 11, 2009, 07.22 PMby mcaplan

    LOVE this!

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    Sep 11, 2009, 07.22 PMby mcaplan

    LOVE this!

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    Sep 11, 2009, 03.25 AMby nattyjane

    Great idea! These are super cute and I especially like the idea for the scented one.

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    Sep 10, 2009, 04.36 PMby pinup

    gorgeous, love the way you’ve photographed them too, with the last one peaking out!

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    Sep 10, 2009, 03.54 PMby ralarkins

    Thanks for posting the fabric info. I had the same question as jodika.

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    Sep 10, 2009, 03.43 PMby tschasta


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    Sep 10, 2009, 03.07 PMby lenarrrd

    So cute! Love it.

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    Sep 10, 2009, 03.07 PMby pinksparkle

    so cute :)

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    Sep 10, 2009, 02.58 PMby Jodi Wade

    those are so great! i wish i could find that fabric

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      Sep 10, 2009, 03.03 PMby littlepinkbutton

      I am so glad that you like it!

      I actually purchased some from a local Canadian supplier, Pink Panda Fabrics. I believe it was called the Kokka Trefle Nesting Doll print. I was also fortunate enough to receive a lovely sample in another colour with my order.

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