August 11 ~ Hand Sewing Photo of the Day

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By Yvonne, Yvestown

Yvonne made these strawberries with this MS template, but writes that she created the leaves herself.

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102 Responses to August 11 ~ Hand Sewing Photo of the Day

  1. Beth Rivers says:

    Bring back a lot of memories, all good ones! so sweeet

  2. Kathleen H in KS says:

    These are SO perfect! I love the felt leaves, too, better than the MS. I have a neighbor who collects strawberries…….. looks like Christmas to me. I wonder if I can get emery at the hardware? I need an emery bag for myself and this would be great for that. Thank you!

  3. Erica K says:

    So CUTE!

  4. Julia M. in MI says:

    Super cute stawberries!

  5. shannon says:


  6. Jennifer Probasco says:

    I love the strawberries and can’t wait to try them!

  7. briar says:

    I love , love, love these little strawberries…am planning my eldest daughters first sewing box, and these wil lbe perfect for her oins…thanks!

  8. These are very cute strawberry pin cushions – they look so real with the little seeds sewn on.

  9. Aparna Mulgund says:

    These are so cute.

  10. megan says:

    very cute!

  11. Sylvie says:

    I love Yvonne’s strawberries and I’ve added them to my to-do list as I really need to have some!

  12. Grace Wong says:

    those look so cute!

  13. Susan says:

    I will have to make a few of these – I have a rather large strawberry pincushion that belonged to my Great-Aunt who was a seamstress, these would be perfect companions for it!

  14. Krista says:

    So sweet! A friend recently gifted me one of these gorgeous strawberries made from felted burgundy wool and filled with emery to keep the pins sharp… I hang it from the vertical spool- holder on my machine.

  15. Kim D. says:

    Those strawberries are adorable.. I’ve been wanting to make up some fruit but I haven’t gotten around to it yet. These are great inspiration.

  16. Julie C says:

    OOOOOOOOO pretty! Going to have to make some of these.

  17. Jill says:

    so adorable!

  18. Kelli says:

    very cute! I like these…make me think of my great-grandmother. Maybe I’ll make some!

  19. anja says:

    love the little strawberries.

  20. Debbie says:

    I love these strawberries! I’ve got to make some.

  21. Kate says:

    Too cute!

  22. Rebecca says:

    These are sooo cute!! Nice job, Yvonne!

  23. Greeblygreebly says:

    Good old Martha Stewart, always good for a cute craft. I love what you did with the leaves to make it your own.

  24. ellen says:

    They are just too cute! I will have to try making one tonight.

  25. Christine says:

    Gotta make some of these. Been sewing up a storm!

  26. Tiina says:

    Oh! Those are so cute!

  27. Ana Rita says:

    Lovely! I just adore strawberries and these are irresistible! I’ve been looking for a pincushion for ages, these strawberries are just perfect!

  28. Alexandra says:

    So cute ! I love the green one !

  29. Kerneknop says:

    Lovely – such a good idea.

  30. Nima says:

    wow…very cute

  31. Vivian says:

    Adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  32. BeckyS says:

    Adorable! I love that she didn’t stick to just red-ripe strawberries, but include all degrees of ripeness. 🙂

  33. becky m says:

    very cute – I will have to make some for small gifts

  34. Beth says:

    These are adorable! They would be really cute for my little girl’s kitchen… thanks for the inspiration!

  35. Robyn says:

    very cute! I may just have to make a few of these!! I love the green one… what a perfect shade!

  36. Liz says:

    so cute!

  37. emtdlb says:

    They are so cute. Wouldn’t they be great decorating a kitchen or dining room. So much fun!!!

  38. Cindy says:

    I love the strawberries, my daughter and I are going to make some of these adorable little things tomorrow. Thanks

  39. alison c says:

    got to love strawberries!

  40. amy says:

    The cutest berries ever!

  41. Anna says:

    Berry, berry cute.

  42. PenguitoSmile says:

    These are sooooo cute! I like the first person’s comment about using them for a little girl’s pretend kitchen! My daughter will love these!

  43. Lauranie says:

    Cute, cute, cute!!

  44. Unity says:

    They are so cute!

  45. Very neat! I have a pattern that I found on Moda Bake Shop’s blog. Planning to make some also. Yours are just perfect!

  46. Barbara says:

    Thanks so much for the template. Strawberries are just fun!

  47. Karen says:

    How cute! I just started sewing felt food!

  48. Rachel says:

    Good timing. I really could use a new pincushion.

  49. Yetta says:

    My, these are sweet!

  50. sherri s. says:

    Cute! I saw this on Martha’s site, too…one of these days I MUST start my Christmas crafting–EEK!

  51. Nichole says:

    Cute! Perfect for our waning days of summer!

  52. Ammie says:

    Oh, these are adorable!

  53. Angie/sweetbabies00 says:

    These are so cute. I think my Mom had some like this I used to play with when I was a kid. Only these are cuter. Wouldn’t they be so special on a package, along with a tag. You’re berry special!

  54. Nola says:

    Oh wow, my grandmother use to make strawberries and tomato pin cushion like that! She was really into embroidering….I guess that’s where I get my love for it.

  55. Taya says:

    These look delicious I am definitely going to have to make myself some.

  56. Shannon Roberts says:

    I LOVE these. Strawberries are my favorite!!! Super cute, I think I’ll try them out.

  57. HCFlowers says:

    So Cute….. I think I’ll have to make some 🙂

  58. sandyandcosmo says:

    I can’t wait to make these!

  59. Katie says:

    Cute!!! I want to make some for my daughter to use as play food!

  60. jennsquared says:

    Those are too cute!

  61. Katie says:

    I love these! I am doing a secret pal swap and I am sure she will love these.

  62. Ellen says:

    So cute!

  63. Libby Dillard says:

    So sweet!!

  64. Stacy says:

    I could see those in a basket for a little one to play with!

  65. anna says:

    Sew Mama Sew,
    I love the strawberries- I remember my first pin cushion that was a red tomato with a strawberry attached. These ones are very sweet looking.
    Thanks for sharing.

  66. Gwen says:

    They look good enough to eat!

  67. Jenny says:

    those are good enough to eat! so cute!
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  68. Tammy says:

    Oh my! So adorable!

  69. qsogirl says:

    One of these days, I’m going to try making these and a number of other adorable pin cushion patterns I’ve seen!

  70. sarah says:

    i love the green one!!! those are the cutest.

  71. Sarah says:

    Cute! I like these better than some of the other strawberry patterns I’ve seen.

  72. Annie says:

    Those are the cutest little things!

  73. Suzanne says:

    So cute!

  74. Ali says:

    So cute! Much nicer pincushions than the standard tomato…

  75. Deb V says:

    Those strawberries are really cute.

  76. Shannan says:

    Very cute!!

  77. Krystina says:

    I was just thinking this weekend that I wanted to find one of those strawberry pincushions that my grandmother used to have! What a coincidence!

  78. Grace says:

    Cute. Good idea to make for a kids kitchen!!

  79. Helena says:

    Cute, i have to show my girls. Maybe make some this week. 🙂

  80. Karen says:


  81. alison says:

    Those strawberries are so cute!

  82. Megan says:

    I love those! For some reason I love strawberry pincushions!

  83. Kathy says:

    These look easier to make than some of the other strawberry patterns I’ve seen. I may have to try this one out!

  84. Looks scrumptious. I’ll be busy with this one, also. Thanks!

  85. Andi says:

    These are so cute!

  86. Alissa says:

    These are adorable! Actually made some fabric strawberry ornaments for Christmas gifts this year-very unexpected but sweet !

  87. Samantha says:

    Very sweet! I’m envisioning a handful of strawberry pincushions in a little straw basket.

  88. Coralee says:

    truly darling!

  89. Kim K. says:

    these are just adorable!! So cute!

  90. Ramona says:

    How fun!

  91. wintu nancy says:

    Really neat. I have always thought these would be neat to make and fill with emery.

  92. christi Jensen says:

    Very sweet!!

  93. Shannah says:

    Perfect! I especially like the leaf additions. What a great gift idea–and use for all those favorite fabric scraps that I’m attached to.

  94. Aimee says:

    I love felt fruit!

  95. Elizabeth says:

    So cute! I love them! 🙂

  96. Susan V says:

    My daughter loves strawberries! I am going to have to make some of these.

  97. Christi says:

    Too cute! I’ve been wanting to make a pin cushion. I think I’ll try this one!

  98. Bethany says:

    How cute!

  99. Whistlepea says:

    These are so cute!

  100. Ali says:

    Very cute! I like Yvonne’s leaves better than the embroidered ones by MS. VERY cute!

  101. Margie says:

    So cute & sweet!!

  102. Amy says:

    Adorable! My niece would love some of these for her pretend kitchen. I’ve bookmarked the template.

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