Monday, November 23, 2009

Recycled Wool Pincushions

OK, sorry it is another wool project...
but aren't they so cute? They are made from recycled felted wool sweaters. All it takes is two rectangles that are circled together like a cinnamon roll and then the bottom of the sweater sleeve around the outside of the roll. I stick a felted ball for the cherry on top and the leaf I flat felted to create a multi colored look.
Lots of different color combinations....

make for really interesting looks. I think these would make great Christmas gifts for any sewing/quilting/crafting friends and family.

They are about 3-4 inches tall and 3 1/2-4 1/2 inches wide.
I think it is my duty to come up with more things to do with felted wool!
I found the directions to make these in the book Warm Fuzzies by Betz White.

6 comments:

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Those pincushions are great! I have the book so I am definitely going to have to try those. Jackie

Sarah said...

These are so cute! I can imagine how nice one of those would be on my sewing table. Christmas is coming, you know. :c)

I have ordered the book!

Holly said...

These are so adorable! I saw them in the book, too, and have been wanting to make one ever since. And since my dog chewed up my tomato pin cushion (yes, it was full of pins, and no, it didn't seem to bother her) now I really need one!
I'm not sure how to make the felted ball though...

Kathleen Grace said...

I love those! They are the prettiest things. I sew and I would LOVE to find one of these under the tree:>)

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Oh my, these are so pretty!!! I think you are right, these would be a lovely gift for any sewing friend.

Laura said...

Ellen, you are so talented. They're like sweet little cupcakes!!

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