#GiftIdea: make a #Dutch windmill #pincushion for someone you #love!

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes and craft items like this free Dutch windmill pincushion project. The image shows a pincushion that is shaped like a Dutch windmill from Holland (also known as the Netherlands). It is not only a pincushion, but it's also an embroidery sampler. This photo represents the final product created by Chelly Wood, a doll clothing designer who posted the free sewing pattern for her Dutch windmill pincushion on her website ChellyWood.com. This project uses felt, cotton, embroidery floss, silk roses, and a cloth-covered button. Anyone can download the free printable sewing pattern for making this windmill of Holland, as the pattern is absolutely free to the public, with a "creative commons attribution" mark on the paper pattern. In the Dutch language, one would call this a "Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes and craft items like this free Dutch windmill pincushion project." In German, it's a  Dutch Windmühle Nadelkissen frei Nähmuster aus Holland. In Japanese, it's called a "オランダからのオランダの風車ピンクッションフリー縫製パターン" and in Chinese, you would call this a " 荷兰风车枕形免费缝纫模式从荷兰". The pattern comes with a free youtube tutorial video as well, and that can be found on Chelly Wood's channel: ChellyWood1. To print your free pin cushion pattern, just go to ChellyWood.com and click on her craft gallery page. Links from the image will lead you to all the patterns and tutorial videos you need for instructions to make a Dutch windmill pincushion (a great gift idea for someone who sews/seamstresses/sewists).

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes and craft items like this free Dutch windmill pincushion project.

I’m best known for my free doll clothes patterns and tutorials, but this week on ChellyWood.com, I’m going to share my beloved Dutch windmill pincushion project. Tomorrow I’ll be posting the free pattern, and Wednesday I’ll post the free tutorial video showing you how to make this darling little gem.

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes and craft items like this free Dutch windmill pincushion project. The image shows a pincushion that is shaped like a Dutch windmill from Holland (also known as the Netherlands). It is not only a pincushion, but it's also an embroidery sampler. This photo represents the final product created by Chelly Wood, a doll clothing designer who posted the free sewing pattern for her Dutch windmill pincushion on her website ChellyWood.com. This project uses felt, cotton, embroidery floss, silk roses, and a cloth-covered button. Anyone can download the free printable sewing pattern for making this windmill of Holland, as the pattern is absolutely free to the public, with a "creative commons attribution" mark on the paper pattern. In the Dutch language, one would call this a "Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes and craft items like this free Dutch windmill pincushion project." In French, it's a   moulin à vent hollandais (moulin à vent) modèle de couture sans coussinet (coussin à épingles). In Korean, it's called a "네덜란드 풍차 (풍차) 핀쿠션 (핀 쿠션) 네덜란드에서 무료 바느질 패턴" and in Arabic, you would call this a " طاحونة هوائية (طاحونة هوائية) دعامات (سادة دبوس) نمط خياطة مجاني من هولنداا". The pattern comes with a free youtube tutorial video as well, and that can be found on Chelly Wood's channel: ChellyWood1. To print your free pin cushion pattern, just go to ChellyWood.com and click on her craft gallery page. Links from the image will lead you to all the patterns and tutorial videos you need for instructions to make a Dutch windmill pincushion (a great gift idea for someone who sews/seamstresses/sewists).

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes and craft items like this free Dutch windmill pincushion project.

This windmill pincushion project makes a great gift for anyone who loves miniatures, dolls, sewing, embroidery, or needle crafts. It stands about 16 cm high (approx. 6 inches) when complete.

As you can see in the images, I used it as a sort of embroidery sampler, showcasing various embroidery stitches. If you’d like to practice your embroidery stitches, this project is great for that!

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes and craft items like this free Dutch windmill pincushion project. The image shows a pincushion that is shaped like a Dutch windmill from Holland (also known as the Netherlands). It is not only a pincushion, but it's also an embroidery sampler. This photo represents the final product created by Chelly Wood, a doll clothing designer who posted the free sewing pattern for her Dutch windmill pincushion on her website ChellyWood.com. This Dutch windmill craft, sewing, and embroidery project, representative of the old-fashioned vintage wind mills of Holland (now known as the Netherlands) makes a wonderful Christmas gift for anyone who collects miniatures, enjoys embroidery, likes to sew, collects dolls, or wants to learn how to embroider. It’s one of those Christmas gift ideas that is perfect for everyone and anyone! Translation into Vietnamese: Dự án thủ công, may vá và thêu cối xay gió của Hà Lan, đại diện cho các nhà máy gió cổ điển của Hà Lan (nay được gọi là Hà Lan) làm quà Giáng sinh tuyệt vời cho bất kỳ ai thu thập thu nhỏ, thích thêu, thích may, thu thập búp bê, hoặc muốn tìm hiểu cách thêu. Đó là một trong những ý tưởng quà tặng Giáng sinh đó là hoàn hảo cho tất cả mọi người và bất cứ ai! Translation into Swedish:  Detta nederländska väderkvarn, sy- och broderierprojekt, som representerar de gammaldags vintagevindkvarnarna i Holland (nu känt som Nederländerna), gör en underbar julklapp till alla som samlar miniatyrer, har broderi, gillar att sy, samlar dockor, eller vill lära sig att brodera. Det är en av de julklapp idéer som är perfekt för alla och alla! Translation into Spanish:  Este proyecto holandés de artesanía, costura y bordado de molinos de viento, representativo de los antiguos molinos de viento antiguos de Holanda (ahora conocido como los Países Bajos) hace un maravilloso regalo de Navidad para cualquier persona que recolecta miniaturas, disfruta bordando, le gusta coser, recolecta muñecas o quiere aprender a bordar. ¡Es una de esas ideas de regalos de Navidad que es perfecta para todos y para todos!

Please visit ChellyWood.com for FREE printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes and craft items like this free Dutch windmill pincushion project.

For the little flowers in the flower box, you can, of course, use pre-made silk flowers, if you’re not predisposed to doing embroidery. In fact, you could skip the “embroidery sampler” aspect of this pincushion and just sew it up and give it away.

However, for those of you who want to try your hand at the embroidery stitches (and for those of you who already enjoy doing embroidery), I’ve been creating a series of stitch tutorials to accompany this project.

Last week I posted a tutorial showing how to do the Algerian eye / star eyelet stitch, which makes a very simple flower pattern. I’ve also got an older tutorial showing how to do a daisy stitch. And this week, I’ll show you how to make the rambler rose stitch.

Another tutorial I plan to post this week is the detached chain stitch, which is what I used for the leaves on some of the flowers.

So I hope to see you tomorrow, when I post the FREE printable sewing pattern for this Dutch windmill pincushion craft project!

 

Additional Information:

__________________

Some of my followers have wondered what motivates me to give my patterns away for free. First of all, I’m a librarian by trade. Librarians love free stuff! We believe that the more a person knows, the more enriched their life will be. So it may sound kind of crazy, but I want ChellyWood.com to become a sort of library of free patterns that help people learn to sew doll clothes.

If you’d like to learn more about my motives, feel free to visit my Chelly’s Books page.

Please be advised: when I get some time off from my job as a school librarian, I’m planning to develop a new layout for ChellyWood.com, and whenever you redesign something, it’s possible for stuff to get lost! So if there’s a specific pattern you’ve bookmarked because you want to make that outfit, I advise printing the pattern soon. Links may not work quite as well after I redesign my website.

My Gallery Page is the easiest way to search through all of my patterns to find what you want. Each image on the Gallery Page takes you to links for patterns and tutorials.

Need help printing my patterns? This link offers a tutorial showing you how to download and print my FREE patterns using Google Docs. (For the older print-a-pattern tutorial, which uses Microsoft Word, click here.) To review my difficulty scale (demonstrating how hard or easy a pattern is by the number of flowers displayed), take a look back at this blog post.

Please note: you must enlarge my patterns to fit a full-sized piece of American computer paper (8.5 x 11 inches or 216 x 279 mm) without margins, before printing.

My patterns are now available through “Creative Commons Attribution.” This means that I created my patterns (and therefore I own rights to them), but I’m willing to share them with everyone who will tell people about my website.

Here are some helpful ways to tell the world about my patterns:

Are you new to sewing? I’ve got a playlist of tutorials for the beginning sewists on my YouTube channel. It includes video tutorials showing you how to do a basic straight stitch when sewing by hand, how to use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, for those who are new to design and alterations.

In case you haven’t heard, I have actually designed some commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. You might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.

If your question wasn’t answered here, feel free to submit a question. You can also write to Chelly Wood at this address. I’m always happy to help my followers find what they need, so they, too, can make amazing doll clothes and crafts.

Advertisements

One thought on “#GiftIdea: make a #Dutch windmill #pincushion for someone you #love!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.