Here we are for All Small Week Again Day 4: Mouse Pincushion.
I have been trying to get rid of mice around here, but the scratching, chewing, pooping mice just aren’t as cute as this one.
Who could resist a mouse pincushion? Or ornament? THIS TUTORIAL seemed simple enough…It turned out larger than I expected, and required more hand-sewing than I regularly do.
I changed the directions around a bit, using this textured grey linen scrap rather than felt and machine sewing when I could–the tail, around the ears and the large body seam. The top half is stuffed with fiberfil and the bottom with crushed walnut shell, which I poured in to the very last stitching space using a funnel. It has a nice weight and stands up easily on its own. If you wanted to make an ornament, just add a hanger and use all fiberfil.
It is definitely charming. For a mouse.
Come back tomorrow for the exciting finale: Day 5.
PS–Here is the complete link: http://bustleandsew.com/freepatterns/PinCushionMicepdf.pdf