Sometimes I like to just get out my needle and thread and start sewing something just for fun. These mushrooms are the perfect thing when I find myself in that mood.
Getting back to the basics with some good ol’ hand-stitching is just the thing I need after more intense sewing projects. Grabbing that needle and working with your hands is really satisfying sometimes. I like to sit back to crafts and work on techniques like this that tend to get a little rusty over time.
In this case, it’s relaxing and produces charming results! All you need is a few scraps of linen and you can have yourself a nice pastime for the afternoon.
- Two different colors of linen. I show a few different earth tones in the picture above that look nice for mushrooms, but pick whatever colors you like!
- Fluff to stuff them with!
Pull the thread to the middle point of the green linen and then back down through the center. Repeat this until the pincushion effect is complete. The reason you pull the thread through the inside and to create that bulging effect. The fluff inside becomes sectioned off by the thread and pushed against the linen with each stitch this way.
Now just attach the stem to the cap and you are left with an adorable mushroom! Sometimes we need a fun craft to keep busy and just relax with. I love going back to hand-stitched crafts now and then. These mushrooms make a great craft on those days when you just want to sit around and sew for fun.
*How did you like this craft time mushroom post? It’s a fun way to use up those scraps you have laying around! Feel free to leave your comments and "like" us on Facebook! if you need some new linen colors for your mushrooms, be sure to check out all the options here!