THE LADIES HOME SEWING COMPANION - A PINCUSHION DOLL
A doll sewing caddy/pincushion taken from antique ones (the concept), a cookie cutter woman I love from an antique collection (the outline) and antique paper doll styles of the late 1800's (the underwear look). Body outlines, hair and face designs are silkscreened on to body fabric, but you can use the paper patterns included to make more dolls. There is not much machine work as most of the doll is finished by hand. Her arms will be drawn and sewn from the arm pattern and her skirt is stuffed to become part of her whole figure. The apron, which has a pocket for small scissors, and her bodice are appliqued on. The needle keeper (shaped like an old-fashioned pocket once worn around the waists to hold various everyday sundries, especially sewing tools); and the strawberry emery hang from her waist. Her broad hips become the pincushion. All of her features and hair are simple and relaxing embroidery. Under everything are wood forms to define her shape and give her standing presence. Her oval wooden base has two spool spindles fitted out with old-style wooden spools which you wind with thread for display or you can use the spindles for your own actual sewing threads. If you wish to make more and do not have or wish to purchase the additional wooden parts or silkscreened bodies, you can use the included patterns to make your own. She is intended to be solidly stuffed with wool (the best pincushion stuffing), but you can use wool for upper parts down to below hips and other stuffing for lower skirt.

Finished Pincushion Dolls no longer available.

FULL KIT - Has all fabrics, wood pieces, silkscreens and supplies.
Full Kit in Browns $89 Add to Cart
Full Kit in Blues $89 Temporarily Not Available
Decorative Scissors for Pocket $15 Add to Cart

MINI KIT - Has all wood pieces, silkscreens and supplies - you supply your own fabrics. $72 Add to Cart
EXTRA WOOD PARTS $38 Add to Cart
EXTRA SILK SCREEN BODIES $10.00 Add to Cart
WOOL STUFFING - Necessary wool stuffing (8 yds) May only be ordered with a kit or pattern.$8 Add to Cart

THE PINCUSHION DOLL NOW IN PATTERN ONLY FORM AS WELL AS KIT
With this pattern you can cut your own wood pieces or if you feel wood cutting challenged, there are suggestions for some acceptible alterations that only require some cardboard cutting. $18 Add to Cart
PDF VERSION AVAILABLE $18 Add to Cart

NEW ~ COMING SOON:
A QUEEN ANNE PINCUSHION DOLL
A DRESS FORM PINCUSHION ON A PEDESTAL