Hi y’all, I’m Chantal Johnson, and I am so happy to be sharing a Stamped and Beaded Pretty Little Pincushion featuring amazing stamps and inks by Ann Butler and adding the technique of beading. I absolutely love when a project combines so many loves of mine.
Let’s get started…
Cut two pieces of muslin or twill fabric in a square 4 ½” x 4 1/2″. Place one of the squares on a padded surface such as a notepad. Ink the stamp with Berry. Center the stamp and then press firmly onto the fabric. Lift straight up then, heat set.
With 2 strands of coordinating floss, beading needle and size E seed beads, begin to stitch in the center of each of the quilted designs.
Follow these simple steps and photos for illustration. Thread beading needle. Secure tail end with a small knot. Bring your threaded needle up from the back of fabric and pull through (sorry for the shadow in the photo).
Slip one bead onto needle and gently push down to top of the stamped fabric.
Push the needle through top of fabric onto the back of fabric. Repeat steps 2- 4 until all center spaces have a bead. Re-thread needle as the thread gets too short.
Once all beads have been sewn, pin both pieces of fabric together. Using a sewing machine, stitch 3 sides plus a little bit of the fourth side, keeping an opening for the stuffing.
Fill the pincushion with poly-fil®. Close the opening with several pins to secure.
To complete the stitching on the fourth side, return to the sewing machine and stitch the opening closed.
Success in Stitching Tips:
Be sure to work within the pattern and not jump all around with the stitches, as this would pull your fabric creating unevenness in the finished pincushion.
As you pull the thread to the back of the fabric, check to see if the beads are laying as they should.
When machine sewing, push beads away from the needle as you sew.
Push the poly-fil® to the other side of pincushion as you sew.
Ann Butler Design Products used:
- Muslin or twill fabric of choice, 1/4 yard
- DMC embroidery floss
- Beading needle or one that fits the beads
- Size E seed beads or beads of choice
- Sewing machine
- Coordinating thread
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Chantal Johnson has been the recipient of God’s great love and has been given creativity as one of her many gifts. Her heritage is one of Southern hospitality and European style but her heart is pure Texan!! Her home, as well as her art, resounds with sentiments from a joyful, grateful spirit to that of faith and hope mixed with a touch of wonder. Her creative path began as a little girl with her mother introducing every form of creative arts from thread and fabric, yarn and hook to paper and paints. She loves all things that can inspire others to find joy in the everyday.
As a mixed media artist and designer, her many passions include but not limited to gardening, interior decorating, crocheting, cooking, swimming, sewing, jewelry design, paper arts and antiques. But being with her children, husband and family bring her the most joy. Most days you will find her creating in her Art Studio that she and her husband designed.
Chantal lives in Rowlett, Texas and is married to Scott. They have three children, 3 dogs and 4 sweet little hens. Her work has been published in Belle Armoire Jewelry, Somerset Studio, Somerset Home, Sew Somerset, Apronology, Haute Handbags, Belle Armoire and Green Craft. She is currently on the Ann Butler Design Team, the Friends of ICE Resin® Team, etchall® Ambassador and a design contributor for Bella Crafts Quarterly. For teaching engagements, you may contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit her blog at chantaljohnson.blogspot.com or become her friend on Facebook to see her latest inspirations and see the joy in daily living.