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Presentation Pincushion

Presentation Pincushion This unusual project, utilizing our Monogram Sets, is a presentation pincushion.

This project utilizes letters from our Buttons Monogram Set.

Beginning in 17th Century England, pincushions were a very popular gift - often given as layette cushions at the birth of a baby, with decorations, dates and initials or names created with carefully arranged pinheads. Until about 1830 pins were manufactured by hand, and were extremely expensive - a very welcome gift indeed. These gifts reached the height of their popularity during the late 18th and early 19th Century.

We've modernized this concept a bit, using a pin-head decoration as a compliment to a letter from our Buttons Monogram Set.

This project courtesy of Pauline Richards.

Pauline Richards, an embellishment expert, publishes the Total Embellishment Newsletter, currently beginning its fourth year. She is known for her innovative stories in SEW NEWS, Sewing & Serger Update Newsletters and her work with several sewing machine and trim companies. Pauline works with Linda Griepentrog, Editor of SEW NEWS as co-director of the magazine's SEW N'Go educational shopping tours. She holds an M. Ed degree and has 17 years of teaching experience on the high school and college levels.

For more information on Total Embellishment Newsletter, visit their website at:
Total Embellishment

Step-by-step instructions have been prepared and are available to be printed. We have researched suppliers for the materials needed, and include website links for materials Sources.

Preview the instructions.

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