I’ve been playing with making more hexagon flowers – I just can’t resist them. I think my stitching is getting a little better too! And since I have been making them up I thought I might as well actually use them. It’s a completely radical idea, I know.
These cute little milk glass vases (dishes? parfait bowls?) are irresistible to me – you can pick them up for just a few dollars at most antique stores. They’re so cute but they’re also kind of magical because they make great embroidery scissors holders – they fit perfectly in the little scallop holes around the edges!
I made up a little pincushion center with a hexie flower to go in the middle – I thought it would be perfect for holding my embroidery needles. I’m all for cute things that actually help organize the sewing area.
I don’ t really have a tutorial for you – but it’s super easy to make. These little milk glass vases come in a couple of sizes – this is the smaller size.
I created a 2″ wide hexagon flower for the top of the pincushion using english paper piecing – there are tons of tutorials out there for that. To save you some time, here’s a 2″ wide hexagon flower pattern. Stitch the flower to a large circle of fabric and run a gathering stitch around the edge. Fill with fiberfill and glue in place in the center of the vase. So easy!
If you have tiny prints you can really have fun fussy cutting these too. I wish my bow was a little more centered, but beginners can’t be choosers. :)
Now I can tuck my embroidery scissors in the edges. I think I have room for a few more cute scissors!
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