Kirstie Allsopp – Fabric Pin Cushion Review

When HobbyCraft did a tweet competition for people to test out a K-Sopp (Kirstie Allsopp) kit I RT’d and hoped for the best.

We got the gig. Hobby Craft kindly sent out out a kit for us to review.

There are many things I can do.

  • Painting
  • Jewellery making
  • Collage
  • Decoupage
  • Creative writing
  • Jam making
  • Baking
  • Soap Making
  • Candle Making 
  • Scrap Booking 
There is one thing I cannot do very well. Sewing. It just never goes well for me. I had a project once in Brownie’s to make a monkey out of material. Sewing was a big part of this. I took my monkey in and cried for the whole Brownie’s session – looked more like a glove you might have found on the floor… 
I took sewing classes in primary school, when that sort of stuff was allowed. I did a running stitch once and the teacher said ‘If that is a running stitch young lady then I’m a monkey’s uncle.’ As it goes she wasn’t and I am still rubbish. 
So when the kit was a sewing kit I did a little panic. I thought about monkey family trees and thimbles. 
Anyway – 
The kit comes in a very cute patterned box – they type you can use again.
Lovely detailing.
Inside the kit you get:
  • 2 needles
  • 3 buttons
  • 1 sheet of fabric
  • 2 threads
  • 1 pack of stuffing
  • Instruction booklet
I started to cut the material, each piece has a corresponding ‘back’ but you can mix and match, all the colours coordinate nicely. Including the fabric you can use to make a tag or a fabric button cover. I don’t have a sewing machine and in the instructions it says you need one but that didn’t stop me so don’t let it put you off.
Here is the stuffed version. I didn’t want to over stuff it simply because I hand stitched it. It looks very cute already!
So it took a total of about an hour to stitch, stuff and detail the little pin cushion. It is about the size of the palm of my hand.

It is a neat little kit. Fun to do and would be great for you to make a few little pin cushions for your friends if that is what they are in to.

If you want to check out the kits available then check out Hobby Craft prices range from £5.90 – £20 and they would make a great gift!


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