Monday, November 2, 2009

How to make an embroidered pincushion (funny sugar skull).

Bunch of my crazy Sugar Skulls!

Today is a good day to try to make some funny sugar skull pincushions or ornaments. It's The Day of the Dead! Dia de los Muertos. Don't be scared!

I had a lot of good time making them, I flew away with my imagination. I don't use a pattern for the decoration just follow my own instinct. You will be surprised with the result.

Let me show you my easy way to make them. One more thing, they are my own creations. Please don't copy them, just make your own in your own way! :-))


-Craft recycled felt ( little pieces )
-Embroidery Thread
-A piece of paper to draw your skull pattern
-Some beads, ribbon, for extra decoration.

First you have to draw your own skull design in a piece of paper. Cut your design and then put it on your piece of felt.

After you cut the first side of the skull start making the decoration. For this use some embroidery thread in different colors.

I start first making the eyes and then the teeth.

Then the flowers in the eyes.

and more decoration till I feel happy with it.

After you finished your embroidery put the other piece of felt at the back of the head. Hold it with some pins.

Cut the second piece of felt following the shape of your skull.

After you cut it start sewing the edges of the skull using black embroidery thread.

Go around till you leave a little hole to put some stuffing inside.

Now it's time to fill the skull with some soft stuffing. Use your little finger or chopstick to push the material to go in.

When you are happy with the stuffing start closing the little hole.

After you close it make a little knot at the back of the skull and cut the rest of the thread.

Voila! you have and original and unique sugar skull creation!

Orange beauty!

Black Sexy!

Hot Baby!


gabeadz said...


They are do nice!!, Great Job!!!!!!

Thank you to share this with us.


Rebecca said...

I LOVE THEM! I'm so glad you posted this... I'm definitely going to make one now!

:) Becca

BululuStudio said...

OMG! Lolin they look super cute, amazing job as always. Thank you for sharing the process.

MissButler said...

I love seeing how the skull comes to life and gets personality picture by picture. Thanks for sharing!!

Yayahandicraft said...

What a beautiful work!! You always so creative.
Lovely your creations!!!

Jewels of Saraswati said...

These are awesome. Great work and great post!

Holly said...

Those are SO cool! I actually do want to make one now.. I don't think I have any felt, but this would be the perfect excuse to buy some. I especially love the glitter felt that I've seen in craft stores. Have you seen it before? It's pretty neat.

Jen AKA Jupiter said...

I think my head might explode from cuteness. I have to make some tonight.

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lolo said...

Thank you so much for all your visits and lovely comments about my tutorial. I hope to see soon your own creations.

Holly I love to see yours using the glitter felt fabric.

Lolo :-)

jen said...

Lolo, these are adorable! Maybe someday I'll make one of my own. I'm sorry you didn't have a very exciting Halloween. :( I hope you enjoyed your dia de los muertos though!

Laura said...

Great Art!! CHEERS