I have seen these finger pincushions for an age now. And I thought, that looks useful, I wonder if it really is? But not buying one and for some reason thinking that the 15min it would take to stitch one was not 15minutes that I had, I never got round to it.
But I kept thinking about them, so the other day I bit the bullet and got down to it.
And REALLY, why have I not made one before?
It was so quick, and it is now soooo useful, I thought I would share with any of you who have never seen one, let alone made one, how to stitch one.
Take a 4 1/2in square of fabric:
Fold in half diagonally RS together. Stitch along the aligned raw edges using 1/4in seam allowance. (Sorry I forgot to use a contrasting thread for photography purposes!) On the second side leave a gap in the middle of about 1in:
Snip the excess fabric from the corners :
Turn RS out and poke out the corners:
Stuff with polyester toy stuffing or similar:
Pull the two corners on the long side of the triangle around to meet, and holding them securely, over lap and stitch together:
And that is it, all finished:
I use it on my left hand index finger, as I am right handed, but really you just pop it on whichever finger you feel comfortable with:
So if you have few minutes to spare today, you can make one of these and then transform your stitching life!