Saturday 8 September 2012

Day 15 - Hedgehog Pin Cushion

What's the deal with hedgehogs anyway? Why can't they just share? :) 

That might possibly be my favourite joke ever. My new little pal thinks it's pretty funny too. He deserves a bit  of laughter though, poor little guy gets stabbed with pins all day.
Cute Little Hedgehog Pin Cushion

With all my new found creativity I've been doing a good bit of sewing and using a scrap of felt as my pin cushion. So I figured a good project would be a cute little pin cushion. How hard could that be, right?

Turns out pretty hard. :( But only because my sewing machine appears to still hate me. But after a bit of oil and TLC we starting getting along a bit better.

So I found a cute tutorial over at Maker Land, printed out the pattern and cut out my pieces of fabric and felt. Then I felt pretty sorry for myself that I didn't have any furry material to make one half as cute as the one at Maker Land. :( 

Sew the two little ears, turn them the right way out, pinch a pleat and secure it with a few stitches. Then sew the face onto both bodies, making sure to secure the ears in place as you do.

Then you'll have two little bodies that are mirrors of each other like this! Press the seams.

Pin them right faces together and sew all the way around the outside. Pin the bottom piece on and sew it leaving a gap at the back.

Fill your little hedgehog with stuffing. Use some embroidery thread to give him eyes and a nose.

Use a ladder stitch to close up the gap at the back. And give him his spikes! :)

Things I've learnt:
- Sewing machines need to be oiled...
- How to use the ladder stitch to neatly close up gaps after stuffing.
- Tiny little projects take a lot longer than you expect!

Linked up to these parties:
Whipper BerryIt's a HodgePodge LifeThirty Handmade DaysThe Creative ItchFunky Polkadot Giraffe504 MainOne Creative Mommy


  1. cute cute! amei esse porco espinho colorido...kisses.

    1. Thanks! :) You have some very cute things on your blog too!

  2. Hi,
    So lovely! Thanks for sharing tutorial.
    Have a look at my blog I’ll be so glad.

    Hugs from Portugal
    Ana Love Craft

    1. Thanks for visiting Ana! Love your blog too. :)

  3. So cute - hedgehogs are the best! I might have to make one of these for my youngest.

    1. I know, hedgehogs are just too cute! :) I'd love to see yours if you make one. Thanks for visiting!

  4. I can't leave my pin cushion out in the open. Our cat 'fights' with it and drags it all around the house :O what's up with that? love your hedgehog.

    1. ha ha fearless little kitty, not sure I'd pick a fight with a pin cushion! :)

  5. Adorable! I love hedgehogs...and this one is especially cute. Pinning it for a future project. :-) Jessica

  6. p.s. I really like your non-furry version. Makes more sense because hedgehogs don't seem to be very furry animals. ;-)


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