Embroidered Orange Delight Pincushion Tutorial

Bring a touch of joy to your sewing room with this fun pincushion from BERNINA Ambassador Nancy Mahoney. The machine embroidered top is oh-so-easy. The variegated thread adds a decorative touch and can be changed to suit your tastes. A few hours is all you need to make this pincushion, so you’ll want to make several to give as gifts.

Embroidered Orange Delight Pincushion Tutorial

Finished size: 4 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ before stuffing

Materials

Hexagon Template for Embroidered Orange Delight Pincushion Tutorial

Cutting

From the beige print, cut:
1 rectangle, 7″ x 9″
1 square, 5″ x 5″

Assembling the Pincushion

Embroidered Orange Delight Pincushion Tutorial

Attach the embroidery module to your machine. Install an embroidery needle and an embroidery foot. Thread the machine with 30-wt thread.
Select the embroidery design; on my B 780, I selected BD553 and reduced the size to 83 x 88 mm, or 73% of the original. Refer to the manual for your machine for help setting up your machine.

Embroidered Orange Delight Pincushion Tutorial

Place the beige rectangle on top of the stabilizer. Then place the layered rectangles in a medium hoop.

Embroidered Orange Delight Pincushion Tutorial

Embroider the design.

Embroidered Orange Delight Pincushion Tutorial

Remove the hoop from your machine and clip the threads.

Embroidered Orange Delight Pincushion Tutorial

Remove the hoop and trim away the stabilizer on the wrong side of the fabric. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for removing the remaining stabilizer.

Embroidered Orange Delight Pincushion Tutorial

Trace the hexagon pattern onto template plastic, and then cut out the template. Centering the design, place the template on the wrong side of the embroidered rectangle.

Embroidered Orange Delight Pincushion Tutorial

Using a fabric marking pen or pencil, trace around the template.

Embroidered Orange Delight Pincushion Tutorial

Centering the design, trim the beige rectangle to 5″ x 5″.

Embroidered Orange Delight Pincushion Tutorial
Embroidered Orange Delight Pincushion Tutorial

Install a Patchwork foot (BERNINA Patchwork Foot #97D pictured), straight stitch plate, and an 80/12 needle. Use a straight stitch and set
the stitch length to 2.25. Lay the embroidered square on the remaining beige square, right sides together. Pin the layers together.
Starting 2 or 3 stitches from one corner with a backstitch, sew on the hexagon outline all the way around. Stop sewing 2 or 3 stitches
beyond the last corner with a backstitch to leave a 1-3/4″-wide opening for turning.

Embroidered Orange Delight Pincushion Tutorial

Trim 1/4″ from the stitched line. Trim the corners.

Embroidered Orange Delight Pincushion Tutorial

Turn the pincushion right side out through the opening; pressing the seam allowance along the opening under. Stuff firmly with cotton
stuffing and/or crushed walnut shells. Hand stitch the opening closed.

Tip: Add small amounts of stuffing at a time. Pack the stuffing firmly, then add more stuffing.

3 thoughts on “Embroidered Orange Delight Pincushion Tutorial

    1. Sandy, on your Bernina 780, you have a folder of embroidery designs that came with your machine. Choose Embroidery, open the folder on the machine, and choose design BD553. I teach the guide classes for all the Bernina Embroidery machines at my dealership–have fun!

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