digital apples to oranges sewing kit sewing pattern
Comparing fruit to sewing is like comparing apples to oranges and yet we have brought these two things together in a fruity sewing kit that’s cute enough to eat. It’s got everything you need: a pincushion, a zipper pouch for notions, and an optional needle pad, all buttoned up in a tasty package. Take your pick from a red delicious apple with an embroidered core or a zesty orange with playful appliqué.
This style is provided as a digital pattern. It may be printed on home printers using either 8 1/2" x 11" or A4 paper. When you complete your order, you will be provided with a unique code to instantly download the pattern. See our digital product policy for full details.
What You'll Need
Quilting cotton, linen, or other lightweight woven fabrics cut to the following dimensions:
- 6" x 12" rectangle of fabric A (pincushion top and zipper top)
- Two 6" squares of fabric A (optional needle pad)
- Six 6" x 7" rectangles of fabric B or assorted fabrics (outside apple or orange wedges)
- 6" x 27" rectangle of fabric C (zipper-pouch lining)
- Two 3 1/2" squares of fabric D (leaf)
- Assorted scraps for the stem, hinge, and orange appliqué pieces
1/4 yd quilt batting
1 3/4" length of 1⁄8"-wide elastic
One 3⁄8" to 1/2"-diameter button
Embroidery thread for seed embellishment
Freezer paper for orange appliqué
4" h (excluding stem) x 4" w x 4" d
Average rating: (4.8 of 5) based on 9 reviewsAdorableReviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 07/12/2018This is adorable, but I found it more difficult than most to follow. I was confused as to which side the batting was sewn to, likely due to my own impatience! Will definitely try to make another.Was this helpful?Sew Cute!!!Reviewed by Rozann Taylor (Verified Buyer) on 11/08/2017My daughter and I are making the apple pin cushion. It's almost complete. The instructions are thorough and easy to follow, and the pin cushion is adorable!Was this helpful?Apples to ObeaurangesReviewed by Filipa (Verified Buyer) on 07/18/2017Beautiful! Such a creative and joyful project!Was this helpful?Creative and uniqueReviewed by Lesley (Verified Buyer) on 12/23/2015I love this as a gift or just for me. I should have bought it earlier in the year as Xmas presents for fellow sewers....but I can start in the new year for next Christmas!Was this helpful?Apples & OrangesReviewed by Tonya (Verified Buyer) on 11/23/2015It was love at first sight! This is an absolutely adorable pattern. Very easy to follow and it comes together nicely. A beginner can definitely handle this pattern. This pattern is a keeper!Was this helpful?Cute, easy and fun to make!Reviewed by JaB (Verified Buyer) on 06/13/2015I have tried other patterns by Straight Stitch Society and Liesl and I like them for their simplicity & their creativity.
I made a few apples and oranges for myself and my kids and they are useful for sewing kits, purses and even for makeup. I have an apple in my handbag which contains a lipstick or two!
I can thoroughly recommend this pattern. Even for a beginner. Just follow the steps and whip up some fabric fun!Was this helpful?GREAT IDEA!Reviewed by C.A. (Verified Buyer) on 06/03/2015This was such a cute idea and a wonderful gift for the sewer in the family.
Although I am not an adapt sewer or pattern reader, I enlisted the aid of a friend who can do both and I was able to make one in about a day. Not bad for a beginner! It was adorable!1 of 1 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?Cute and cleverReviewed by Jessica on 04/21/2015I liked this pattern very much. It was well written and easy to follow. It used fine finishing techniques so that all raw edges were enclosed and the final product had a professional look. And it is just darling when it's done. My only wish is that the pattern came in a zippered or otherwise re-closable package, which has nothing to do with the pattern itself.Was this helpful?Whimsical and wonderfulReviewed by Joanna on 03/16/2015I have seen these little sewing kits and have always wanted one. The pattern was instantly available and very easy to follow. I made the orange to give as a gift to someone that lives in Florida (appropriate, right:-) roomy enough for a pin keep, tape measure, embroidery floss- whatever your little heart desires. P.S. She LOVED it! I will make myself an apple next- can't wait!! They're precious!!1 of 1 customers found this helpful.Was this helpful?
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