Wednesday, April 28, 2010

pins and needles

Since making the bird and the dinosaur to distract myself from my deadlines the other day, I've made several more birds and am getting into the groove of sewing again. It's been years since I've sewn by hand, and I'm a little rusty. I hope to learn to tie end knots properly for once this time around!

But first, I need to have a proper setup... and no sewing setup is complete without a pincushion. It was my first time making something 3-D, so I went with the simplest possible shape-- a cylinder.

The pincushion was made of some jeans harvested from the waste bin in the common laundry room in our apartment building. The two pairs of jeans were perfectly good except for some holes, but they yielded tons of usable fabric. Yay!

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