Step 4: English Paper Piecing
Construction 2 & Finishing
This shows on 'side' whip stitched.
Continue around the pincushion until all hexagon 'sides' are stitched together.
Here is how it should look, like a bowl.
*Note the bowl is wrong side out at this point.*
Lay your second 6 point diamond on top of the 'bowl'.
Line up the points as shown.
Carefully rotate one of the 6 point diamonds to be right sides together with a hexagon.
Whip stitch as shown.
Continue in a clockwise direction, to stitch 6 point diamonds to the heaxgons.
You can remove papers as you completely stitch all sides of a paper.
Here you can see I stitched all sides but left one open for turning.
Also note, that the 2- 6-point diamonds do NOT touch each other. They are separated by the hexagons.
All the papers are removed here.
Turn right side out.
Stuff with polyfil and pin opening closed. Slip stitch opening closed.
I used a Doll Makers' needle to sew my buttons to the center of the cushion.
A doll makers' needle is longer and stronger than a sewing needle. It can withstand the pressure of the thickness of the polyfil.
If you have any questions, please leave a comment and I will try to respond as soon as possible!!