As part of a larger, secret project – I designed a foundation paper pieced pattern of the YouTube play button
This was the very first time I’ve ever actually made a pin cushion.
Since I’m a YouTube video creator, I thought it would be fitting to make one that pays tribute to the iconic logo.
Using the logo image, I flipped the orientation (you can flip it either horizontal or vertical, because the wrong side will actually be the “right” side when completed), then used a ruler to draw in each section.
The YouTube logo is perfect for this since the triangle button in the middle is made up of only angles, no curves.
Fabrics used are light gray, white, and red Kona solids by Robert Kaufman.
For filling, I used ground walnut shells – which give a pin cushion weight and stability, while also keeping pins sharp.
Apparently, it would have been ideal to first make a muslin bag to put the walnut shells in, then insert that into the pin cushion. I didn’t do that, but I had not obtained that information beforehand, so…
This sewing project was actually more of a proof of concept, so I’ll be explaining more about the process in a video I’m working on that involves a much larger scale of this block.
Hope you’re having a great weekend – happy sewing!
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