September 28, 2012
I finally broke out the sewing machine after a whole summer! And with a little help (ok, alot of help) from my Mom (thanks Mom!), I made a tomato pincushion.
You can check out Martha Stewart for step by step instructions and different tomato varieties. I made the heirloom tomato variety.
I started with a piece of fabric that I cut into a circle. The technique to get it into a ball-ish shape is to do a staight stitch and then gather the stitch up so that it bunches up the fabric.
Then I added the stuffing and gathered up the stitch even more.
After gathering it up all the way, we punched in the "stem" back into the tomato.
I cut pieces of ribbon to make the tomato leaves.
And sewed them on...