If you were going to come up with your own pincushion, what would it look like?
I imagined one where a design went all around the edges, in this case an alphabet.
It wasn't too difficult. First, I calculated how many stitches I needed to go around the pincushion. Then I made up an alphabet that was too large to fit and then started eliminating stitches until it fit. Notice the A is only 3 stitches wide but the B is 5 stitches. So, some letters are really small and others are big.
I didn't want the top to be completely covered with stitches. After all, you have to have a place to stick the pins.
So, I ended up with a simple X pattern enhanced with the some beads. I've used something similar in ornaments. No matter what colors I've used it always looks good when completed.
Like the pincushion? The pattern is for sale at www.patternsonline.com.
I came up with my own way of putting this pincushion together. At least I think so. I've never seen one done like this. I'll be posting details on how I did it later on.