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Apples to oranges sewing kit

Straight Stitch Society

Comparing fruit to sewing is like comparing apples to oranges and yet we have brought these two things together in a fruity sewing kit that’s cute enough to eat. It’s got everything you need: a pincushion, a zipper pouch for notions, and an optional needle pad, all buttoned up in a tasty package. Take your pick from a red delicious apple with an embroidered core or a zesty orange with playful appliqué.

What You’ll Need

Quilting cotton, linen, or other lightweight woven fabrics cut to the following dimensions:

  • 6″ x 12″ rectangle of fabric A (pincushion top and zipper top)
  • Two 6″ squares of fabric A (optional needle pad)
  • Six 6″ x 7″ rectangles of fabric B or assorted fabrics (outside apple or orange wedges)
  • 6″ x 27″ rectangle of fabric C (zipper-pouch lining)
  • Two 3 1/2″ squares of fabric D (leaf)
  • Assorted scraps for the stem, hinge, and orange appliqué pieces

1/4 yd quilt batting

Cotton stuffing

7″ zipper

1 3/4″ length of 1⁄8″-wide elastic

One 3⁄8″ to 1/2″-diameter button

Coordinating thread

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Additional information

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Make time

Half a day

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