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Leaf Notions

These fall-inspired pieces keep sewing tools handy any time of year -- and it doesn't take a stitch to make them.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2003


  • Rubber leaf stamps (4 to 6 inches)

  • White-ink stamp pad

  • Felt

  • Muslin

  • Iron

  • Fabric scissors

  • Fabric glue

  • Small funnel

  • Craft sand


  1. Stamp white-ink leaf images onto colored felt: Make three images for a needle book; two images for a scissors holder or a pincushion. To set ink, cover felt with muslin and iron on medium setting. Let dry, then cut out shapes.

  2. For needle book "stem," cut a 3-by-1/4-inch felt strip. Glue to the base of one leaf. Glue second leaf to the first at the base; repeat with third leaf. For scissors holder, glue two leaves together along edges, leaving an opening at stem end. For the pincushion, glue leaves together, leaving a small opening; let dry. Using the funnel, pour sand into opening until pouch is almost full; close opening with more glue.

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