BANANAA!! Minion Pincushion TutorialTuesday, July 28, 2015
Minions...they're everywhere! On my television, on my cereal box, in my Happy Meals...#noshame and in my Pinterest feed. After their debut in Despicable Me I along with a million others was left wanting to see more of these adorable little guys. I'm probably the only one who hasn't seen the Minion movie yet. It grossed $115.2 million in North America alone it's opening weekend!! So to celebrate these loveable yellow dudes and to add to my Happy Meal collection I made a pincushion.
You can find the free pattern and a tutorial HERE created by Lady Joyceley. There are two versions mini and big. I made the big version.
The most time consuming part for me was cutting out all those tiny pieces. Make sure you have a good, sharp pair of embroidery scissors. Pretty impossible to use your dress shears. A majority of this guy is made by hand using a blanket stitch or a running stitch. The only time you'll need your machine is when assembling the body. I have not sewn much by hand so I referred to youtube to help me master the blanket stitch. Not hard at all.
I love these kind of projects. When I don't have to worry about sizing or wearing the item I'm making out in public I feel free to throw my perfectionist tendencies out the window. What a load off that can be.
I used my hot glue gun to attach his legs and his googly eyes. His smile is my first real attempt at embroidery. Again I relied on youtube but I was totally winging it. It took me a couple days to realize this but in all my excitement to hurry and get him finished I forgot a couple pieces of the pattern, the soles to his shoes. So should he ever attempt to stand up and run away..well I hope he knows how to skate!
His little pocket is perfect for holding my little seam ripper.
Have you seen the movie yet? I will leave you all with my favorite trailer for the movie. The end kills me everytime...a minion in a thong. bahaha!!