COMBO Turtle Pincushion with Sewing Kit
There are compartments to keep scissor, thread and some sewing needles in a proper place [Click “Next” on the photo browser above, picture 5 shows the compartments, or you can scroll down to see the step by step photos below]. It even has a pair of needle finding flippers.
This combo version is doubled the size of the original, but all you need to do is just enlarge the pattern to 200%. Quilters and sewers will find this Combo Turtle Pincushion very useful as it keeps the sewing essential together so it is mobile to bring it anywhere for your quilting project. You can also sew this as a soft toy or plush toy for kids, but you may want to replace the beaded eyes to embroidery eye for safety purpose. It can even be a fridge magnet to decorate your dining area, get a strong magnet for the body. I know there are a lot turtle lovers out there who collect various type of turtle as souvenir. Sew it for yourself or as a gift, I am sure you are going to have fun 🙂
Previously, I gave out the Greeny & Pinky turtle pincushion pattern upon request. As Craft Passion’s traffic growing over the months so do the requests, I can no longer email it out manually, so…. I make it available for free download here to save my time for other creations.
In this tutorial, there are 2 versions of turtle pincushions you can make:
1.To make a smaller felted body version of Greeny & Pinky, use the written instruction below.
2.To make the Combo version as shown on the pictures above, use the step by step photos after the written instructions.
Anyway, since they are inter-related, you can see the photos and instructions as reference too.
Before you proceed, please download the pattern and check for the scale [2cm = 25/32″]. Don’t forget to enlarge it to 200% for COMBO version, when you use a ruler to measure the 2cm scale, it is in fact 4cm in reading.
Oh, by the way if you would like to know where the scenery is…. I brought both turtles to the beautiful beach in Penang / Malaysia for photography, the experience was great!!! I found some “visitors” on the beach too….check them out by clicking the “Next” button on the photo browser!!!