It wasn’t until I took the zips course at Miss Makers’ that I realised I was missing the most basic of items from my sewing room – a pin cushion. During extended pin cushion tutorial browsing, I happened across this tutorial by Sharon of Sharon Holland Designs. I just had to have a birdie pin cushion.
I used the Cyanistes caeruleus as my muse for this make – that’s the common blue tit bird to you and I! All fabric was from my stash of smaller pieces. Sewing together was a little tricky as I’m not used to sewing small pieces and so I didn’t quite get the beak right. Can anyone advise me how to get a perfect concave intersection? On the other hand I learnt a new skill to sew the eyes – a French knot.
If you like ornithology-related sewing then check out Shannon’s extremely cute and practical ‘Owl you need‘ sewing buddy – it’s a free pattern too!