I am pleased to share that my original pattern for My Gingerbread House Pincushion is now available for sale. I have even added bonus instructions to make it into a soft tree ornament or a Gift Card Holder to hang on your Christmas tree. This adorable holiday gift idea might look familiar.
It was featured in Quilting Arts Holiday Magazine in 2014. It holds a special place in my heart because this was the very first original pattern that I had published in a Magazine.
I was inspired to grab my holiday scraps to come up with a gift idea for my small sewing group. Each year, we like to exchange home made gifts for Christmas. We are all quilters and since I am totally addicted to pincushions, the idea took shape to make a Gingerbread House.
I thought the jumbo white rick rack was a stroke of genius to mimic the snowy icing.
It made an adorable pincushion and I use some very easy techniques to piece it all together that make it a jiffy to stitch up in an afternoon. You can make multiples at once very easily. Finished size is 5 ” square.
One of the bonuses I added to the pattern is to create a soft ornament for your tree. You just add a ribbon hanger and only lightly stuff the little Gingerbread House.
The second bonus instructions included is to add a little pocket on the back of the Gingerbread House to make it into a Gift Card Holder. You can tuck in a couple of gift cards, a note from Santa or even a candy cane for fun.
Thanks for letting me share! Tag me on Instagram at lorimillerdesigns, I would love to see your version!