Choose 2 charms from your pack. Using the Clover yo-yo maker as my guide…
I pin my charms right sides together to prevent slipping of the fabric as I sew the circle. I recommend changing your stitch length to 1.5 instead of 2.2 or 2.5. I have found it will allow you to sew with out moving your presser foot up and down as often. Make sure to leave an opening for turning. I usually backstitch at the beginning and end of stitching to lock those stitches…to allow for a smoother finished look to the pincushion.
I trim to about 1/8 inch, with the tight stitches it is unlikely the stitches will pull out.
Next, turn pincushion right side out.
Stuff very full…or use walnut shells.
This step takes patience. I turn the openings in and pin atleast 3 places. You want to align the edges as closely as possible. I sometimes find myself repinning 5 times or more. Then using the silk thread, wip stitch opening closed.
To give your pincushion more personality…chose a pearl cotton size 8 to coordinate. Knot one end of the pearl cottong and draw up into the center of the pincushion. I use a doll makers needle as they are longer and stronger to pull through the stuffing and fabric layers.
A charm pack can make several pincushions…depends on the number of charms in the pack. I have also used extra charms from finished projects for these pincushions.