I find this pin cushion so useful, I use a couple, one for hand stitching and the other while using my machine.
I generally make them and give them away, all my quilting group now have one.
So lets start. (I have also made a video, its at the end.)
* Some left over batting or similar. I use what I have cut off when squaring up a quilt.
* One piece of Velcro, about 2″, both hook and loop.
* A small piece of plastic, about 2″ * 1″, cut rounded edges. (see second diagram for cut piece). I use a piece from an ice-cream container lid which is shown.
* The wristband fabric – 11″ * 3 1/2″. You can see how it is pressed, ready to stitch.
* The pin cushion fabric, 7″ * 8″.
*Check that the length of the wrist band is the right size for you. Re-cut and re-press if necessary.
* Place the hook Velcro on one end, and the loop Velcro on the other end, on the other side of the band.
* Stitch the band. Test that it fits nicely on your wrist.
* Fold the band in half, place pin in centre.
* Iron creases in the pin cushion fabric as shown, one down the vertical centre (8″ down), and three across the horizontal (7″ across).
* Lay the fabric as shown, (right side down), the vertical crease to align with the centre pin of the band, and the first horizontal crease along the top of the wristband (7″ across).
* Stitch a square to hold the pin cushion fabric to the wrist band, approx. 2″ * 1″.
* Place the plastic in the centre, above the stitching holding the pin cushion fabric to the band.
* Roll up the batting as tightly as possible and place on top of the plastic.
* Fold over fabric, as you like, I make sure the horizontal seam line is near the wrist band so the seam is not on the top of the pin cushion
* Hand stitch
* Make for your quilting friends!
Wrist Pin Cushion Tutorial on Video