Years ago on a blog trip to visit the Step2 headquarters, I met Brandy from the blog, Gluesticks. Not only is Brandy one of the nicest ladies you’ll ever meet, she makes these AMAZING, adorable crafts. (She also has 5 kids like me too!) When I heard she was coming out with her own craft book with simple sewing projects for kids, I was so excited to get it for Maggie Maggie loves to craft! It will be released in December – just in time for Christmas! If you have a little sewer you will definitely want to get this book to put in their stocking. I have no doubts that this book will be treasured by little crafters everywhere!
To celebrate the launch of her new book, I asked Brandy if she would share one of her easy sewing crafts on my blog and I’m so excited today to share her Sugar Cookie Pincushion craft with you. Without further ado, here’s Brandy to tell you more!
Now that you’re learning to sew, you’ll need a place to keep all of your pins. Make a sugar cookie pincushion with your favorite flavor of frosting and colorful sprinkles!. If you like this simple sewing project for kids, be sure to check out Sew With Me, my brand new sewing book for kids! Available for pre-order now, and will ship in time for Christmas.
Hi friends! I’m Brandy, creator of the blog Gluesticks and author of Sew With Me. Today I’m giving a sneak peek into my sewing book for kids and sharing one of the projects that you will find inside! This little pin cushion is a simple hand stitched project for kids. Felt is one of the easiest fabrics for kids to work with because it sticks to itself and is sturdy. It also doesn’t fray, so no hemming is involved.
Sew With Me is divided into 5 chapters with 3 different sewing levels.
There are 60 projects inside so your children are sure to find a variety of things they’d like to make!
I have two little girls who are learning to sew and we’ve had so much fun working together! Like many children, they are not quite ready to sit down and make a project 100% on their own. Sew With Me was designed for beginners (ages 7-12) who still need a bit of help, those who know their way around a needle and thread, or those who are looking for basic machine stitched projects!
Are you ready to make a sugar cookie pincushion? Let’s get started!
Sugar Cookie Pincushion
Sewing Level: 1
Now that you’re learning to sew, you’ll need a place to keep all of your pins. Make a sugar cookie pincushion with your favorite flavor of frosting and colorful sprinkles!
Makes 1 pincushion
- Cutting templates
- Felt scraps for the cookie and frosting
- Embroidery thread in a variety of colors
- Needle Pillow stuffing
Using the cutting template, create patterns. Use the patterns to cut out two cookie shapes and one frosting shape out of felt scraps.
Cut a length of embroidery thread and tie a knot at one end. Thread the other end through a needle. Hand stitch the frosting piece to one of the cookie pieces using a running stitch. Tie a knot in the back and trim the thread.
Now for the fun part: sprinkles! Choose a few of your favorite colors of embroidery thread. For this part of the project, you are going to use all 6 strands of embroidery thread from each length instead of only using a few strands from it. Since the thread will be thicker, you may want to use a needle with a bigger eye or ask an adult to help you thread the needle. Cut long lengths, thread your needle and stitch sprinkles all over in random places, only tying a knot when you change thread colors.
The back of your project will look like a mess, but that’s okay! You are going to cover that up anyways with the other piece of felt. Just keep stitching until your cookie is nice and colorful.
Stitch the second cookie piece to your top cookie and frosting piece using a thread that matches the color of your cookie. Leave a small opening to fill your cookie with the stuffing.
Add a small amount of the stuffing and stitch the opening shut. Tie a knot and trim the threads.
Add the pins and you are done!