Burlap pincushion {free pattern - cross-stitch}

Friday, 4 January 2013

Happy New Year everyone! I wish you all the best for 2013. As a late Christmas present, here is the cross-stitch grid for the burlap pincushion I made for Elaine who blogs at Dashasel sews

The pincushion was cross-stitched on a burlap fabric I found when I went through my hobby room - as I mentioned before, this is much easier to cross-stitch than linen and the result is still very rustic. It was really hard to let this one go, and I may in the end just have to make one for myself!




This is the first cross-stitch pattern I tried to draw, so hopefully it makes sense. I simplified a pattern found in a Japanese cross-stitch book and use the colour scheme of the Royal Doulton Fable collection mug. 

 Pattern: available here. I drafted half of the pattern, as the other half is the same (just turn the document round)
Thread: Baby blue (Anchor 159), Pewter Grey (401), 
Cream (Anchor *387), Orange (Anchor 35)



I may change the colour scheme next time, or not... To protect the cross-stitching, I added a layer of fabric underneath. I stuffed the pincushion with soft toy filling

Let me know if you use the pattern, for a pincushion or another project, I would love to see your version! 
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16 comments:

  1. I went to look at the pattern and it required permission to access it. I don't know if you wanted that to happen or not, so I thought I'd let you know. The pincushion is lovely. I really like the burlap, it has a real rustic feel to it.

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  2. That is beautiful! I'm so glad you provided the pattern.

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  3. It's beautiful - thanks for the pattern. I shall take a look tomorrow. I want to try something new this year. Oh - Happy New Year!

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  4. This was such a smart and great idea for your friend. The burlap is awesome for cross stitch. I need to pin that.

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous, totally speaks to my taste with the colours and rustic appeal. I can see how you might not want to let it go!!!!

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  6. This pincushion is beautiful and I like your way of using burlap! Your pattern reminds me of peacock feathers and I bet it would also look lovely in emerald, teal and aqua with just a bit of navy or lime. hmmm...

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  7. Oh, this is so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I love it! And a delayed congratulations on the birth of your son! I am so behind on correspondance. He looks very beautiful! Hope you have had a nice first holiday with him!

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  9. mine, mine, mine :) i hope you don't miss it too much, Nat! I love it (even though it still pains me to actually put pins in it!).

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  10. Oh my. Ooooh my. I absolutely, totally adore that cross stitched cushion, the colours, the design - beautiful! Now where do I get burlap???

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  11. Honestly~ Beautiful, simple and lovely~! Now my brain is just going in circles with colour possibilities.....you have inspired me!
    The book looks fantastic. I have several Japanese sewing books and I love the projects. Thank you too, for the title.

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  12. Just wanted to let you know that there is a mistake in the pattern. On first page the Left petal is wrong.

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