Finished – Tiny – Flame Stitch Pincushion

Flame Stitch Finished

Flame Stitch Finished

There are in fact several errors in the stitching here. However, since I kept losing them and finding them and losing them again, I decided to let them stand. If even I can’t keep them in sight, no-one else will find them…

I enjoyed using the silk thread for the stitching – but then I keep saying that, don’t I? Silk seems alive somehow, in a way that cotton, linen, and even wool, don’t.

Finished Flame Stitch Pincushion

Finished Flame Stitch Pincushion

What really surprised me was just how small the pincushion was when I finished it, using a spare fragment of silk fabric for the back. It was really quite astonishingly fiddly when it came to turning it inside out and especially when it came to the corners.

Still, here it is, done, and stuffed, and the final side closed up neatly..

Isn't It Tiny!

Isn’t It Tiny!

And then I put it in the palm of my hand and finally realised just how small it really is…

Another one for that eventual Winter Decoration Corner, I think – in my chaotic workspace, a pincushion this size would sink without trace!


  1. Lady Fi says:

    Oh, so adorable! This pattern would make a great cushion cover too.

  2. Dima says:

    It’s so cute!

  3. Sue Jones says:

    Ooh, it looks teeny-tiny when you see it against your hand. Close up photos are so deceiving. It would make a great cushion for a doll – you’d better watch out that Topsy doesn’t steal it!

  4. Penny Baugh says:

    Its so cute!!! No wonder you couldn’t see any mistakes — everything is so compact. You need to make a mouse to sit upon it!!

  5. Instead of using it as a pin cushion, you could put a loop of ribbon on it and use it as a scissor charm …… and yes, it is veery cute!!

  6. Catherine says:

    Oh so cute! And tiny! I can only imagine how difficult it was to turn it through. You are definitely right to not worry about your mistakes that you keep losing – only you know they are there!

  7. jenclair says:

    Lovely! You could also put an elastic band and wear it on your wrist!

  8. Lin says:

    Oh it’s gorgeous! xx

  9. Terrie says:

    Very good colors combination. Sometimes the tiny the pretty and adorable.

  10. Carolyn says:

    That is just lovely and where ever those mistakes are I can’t spot them.

  11. This is SO CUTE!

  12. Anita says:

    so pretty! lovely colors too. If it’s small then either turn it into a wrist pin cushion or tie it to a sewing machine.

  13. Karen says:

    I couldn’t find them…..and anyway, it’s beautiful, they haven’t detracted from the preciousness.

  14. Alex Hall says:

    That’s gorgeous, and surprisingly small, so no wonder it was a pain to turn inside out!

  15. Meredithe says:

    Oh, that’s so cute!!

  16. Susan says:

    Oh, my, that is small! It’s beautiful, though, proving good things DO come in small packages. =)