Ok, I know a pincushion is not that hard to make, but I am struggling with this one. It's a free Heather Bailey pattern that is available on the Better Homes and Gardens website. Beautiful when Heather makes it. I was so pleased with the shape. It's a rectangular prism (how's that for some math knowledge.) I've never sewn a box before and it turned out so nicely. Then I tried to put in the decorative ribbon. This is what happened with my attempt. Can you see the big hole in the middle? I tried to put this grosgrain ribbon through the center and then you wrap in half way and back down the center, up again, wrap around...I had a big needle with a big eye. I had to use a PLIERS and every ounce of strength I had to pull that needle through. It ended up ripping this hole and I just pulled it all out in disgust. What am I doing wrong? The ribbon is the same size as the one in the pattern. Any ideas would be so much appreciated. I wanted to give this as a gift to a friend on Sunday. Help!
On a happier note I've had many more visitors than usual to my blog since my wonky log cabin block tutorial appeared on Sew Mama Sew. Welcome everyone! Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments. I have tried to respond to each of you and visit your blogs if I can locate you. Many of you have that no reply email...so to you...it's great that you came by! If you make something from the tutorial I would love to see your work. Have a great weekend!