Thursday 11 August 2016

Learn to Create Felt Pincushions ~ Leisure Arts ~ Book Review

by Barbara B. Suess

ISBN: 9781464728273
Publisher: Leisure Arts
Publication Date: 7 May 2016
RRP: £5.99

Available direct from GMC.


There is nothing better than making something yourself.
Pincushions are a great way to get
started sewing or as a quick gift
for you or someone else.

Barbara uses her knowledge to bring
together some easy to make

Felt is a fantastic fabric to work with.
You can get it in so many colours and the thickness
helps you keep the shape whilst you are making them.

Barbara uses 3 different styles of pincushion
with different designs to create 11
different designs.

You can choose a basic cushion design,
a square or a round shape.
Each of the designs then use the felt
in basic shapes to create the different projects.

The start of the book takes you through
how to put together the different basic shapes.
It goes through everything from the materials
used to how to assemble to cushions.

This book is designed so even a newbie can make them.
There are step by step instructions as well as
diagrams and pictures to help you.

As well as the assembly of the cushions
being explained each stitch is also explained.
You really don't have to worry if you haven't
sewn before as this book is here to help.

The book then takes you through how to make
each design as well as cutting patterns
for each of the felt shapes used.

Everything is clear and concise and easy to follow.

The book starts with the basic pincushions
in the cushion style.
  • Friendship Star
  • Flying Geese
The book then moves onto the
square pincushions.
  • Four Leaf Clover
  • Diamond Star
  • Geometric Stars 
  • Purple Lily
  • Pole Star
And last but not least are the
circular pincushions.
  • Western Star
  • Mariner's Compass
  • Bay Leaf
  • Sun Goddess
I think I may mix up the styles and
designs to my favorite design.
I really love the basic cushion design
for the shape of the cushion
and the Mariner's Compass
for the design on top.
Which are your favorite?

I love pincushions and don't think
you can have enough!
I also think they make fantastic presents.
They are quick and easy to make
yet make the impact.
There is something special about giving
something you have made yourself.

Whether you are a beginner
or you just want to make the designs
this is a fantastic book.
It's easy to follow and great designs.

Brilliant price for an array of designs
and brilliant instructions for beginners
and others alike.

Available direct from GMC.


I received this book to review.
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were exchanged.


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