Here is the tomato pin cushion that I made
during Martha Stewart's Stitch Fest:
Because we're all about recycling here,
I'm using this old t-shirt.
But go ahead and use fabric scraps.
Cut a rectangle (this one's 7 " x 5") out of the fabric,
fold it in half & sew the ends together.
Sew a running stitch on one end & pull
the thread to "seal" the bottom.
Knot the thread.
Turn the fabric inside out.
Close the top with running stitch.
Pull the thread & knot the end.
To make the tomato "ribs", pass a threaded needle at the "core" to the outside. Do this several times, making the stitches as tight as you want.
Make the "crown" from green felt & stitch this to the top of the tomato.
TADA! Your very own pin cushion!
I made a few extras. I'll give this to
my Aunt Cora who loves to embroider.
And for a friend who doesn't sew but loves
gardening (I added a packet of tomato seeds).
Summer is tomato season...I hope you
can "harvest" your own tomato pin cushions!