Screen Printed “Stockholm” Pincushion

As part of 30 Days of Pincushions, Jane has generously provided this pincushion for one Sew Weekly reader to win! Additionally, she’s providing Sew Weekly readers with a 10% discount off anything from her shop. Instructions on the discount and how to win this pincushion can be found at the bottom of this post.

image from Name: Jane Foster
Shop name: Jane Foster
Location: Totnes, Devon, UK
How long on Etsy: Selling on etsy since 2007

Describe your aesthetic in three words: 
Bold, bright, happy

How did you start making pincushions?
I screen printed this fabric to make sofa cushions and though they’d look quite fun in miniature too!

Any new projects you want to tackle?
I’d like to design and print more of my own fabric.

Thanks, Jane! Be sure to visit her Etsy shop and check out her other items for sale! During the month of April, Sew Weekly readers will receive 10% off their orders by using the discount code: SEWWEEKLY at checkout.

Want to win this pincushion? You just have to answer the following question:

Have you ever tried screen printing? Or perhaps just making your own digital fabric?

Each giveaway is open for twenty-four hours from the time of posting. Please only post one comment in each thread. Winners will be announced each Monday in April. Winners can only win once but are encouraged to answer all the questions! 



Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.


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  1. Oh, yes, I have tried and love screen printing! Photo emulsion is my favourite. For quite a while, I handprinted t-shirts for Mark Ballas and Derek Hough’s former band, Almost Amy. It was a lot of fun!

  2. I have never tried screen printing but I would love to learn!

  3. I never have tried it myself, but my Grandfather did screenprinting and my Mother has also dabbled, so maybe it’s something I should try. – Such beautiful, bold designs.

  4. Yes I have screen printed fabric and even designed my own on Spoonflower, nothing good enough to print yet though.

  5. I never have but it’s something I’ve always wanted to try… there’s a place locally that has lessons in screen printing fabric but I’m too scared to sign up because I don’t think I’d be able to come up with any original designs good enough to print!

  6. I’ve played around a little with screen printing. Nothing complicated – just one-colour prints using a silk screen. It’s lots of fun! :-) Sadly though I’m not very good at drawing, so I have trouble coming up with the designs…

  7. Ah- the memories. I worked at a t shirt shop early in college, started making my own shirts, and have worked for myself since! Next is fabric- I have the supplies and am excited to print on linen to recover my sofa. Fingers crossed.

  8. I haven’t done it, but I’ve brought old t-shirts to others who do screenprinting. Yay repurposing!

  9. This pin cushion is lovely!
    I’ve tried screen printing once or twice and i really enjoyed it !

  10. I’ve never tried screen printing fabric, though I love the result. I went through a stage as a kid when I silk screened pictures onto paper.

  11. I’ve never tried but I have Lotta Jansdotter’s printing book and I hope to try screen printing one day.

  12. I haven’t screen printed since school when it was part of our Art & Design course – which I loved! My brother in law has just started screen printing at home and am looking forward to going round to play.
    Beautiful pincushions – fingers crossed!

  13. I’ve never screen printed but my husband has. One of these days I want him to show me how!

  14. Oh, these are lovely! I would love to try screen printing but my sewing room is so dominated by my fabric collection that if I tried to add any more craft tools I think it would all go boom!

  15. I dabbled in screen printing when I worked for an ambulance company. A fellow employee had the equipment so we all made our own work shirts and sweatshirts! They turned out very unique. I have seen any like it since!

  16. I would not even know where to begin with screen printing. But secretly, I wanted to join my son who took a class in college. I am hoping he and I will be able to do an art lesson together and perhaps we can create something as spectacular as this fabric.

  17. I did screen printing when I was at school but that feels like a long time ago. Digital sounds a bit scary, although I’m always interested in something new, wouldn’t it be great to create your own fabric!

  18. I made a digital fabric on spoonflower, but never bought it because of their prices- maybe screen printing is the right way to go!

  19. I’ve never tried screen printing. I did do my own printing on fabric with stamps at one time. I can’t say it went extremely well, but I did have something unique when I was done. I’d love to get into screen printing, but with the quilt-making, costume sewing, knitting and the bane to them all WORK, I just don’t have the time or room for another hobby. I’m relatively certain that Darling Husband would have something to say about it, too.

  20. margueritedesigns

    I followed a degree course in textile printing and before that, did a lot of screen printing on my art foundation course. It was a magic moment lifting the screen to find the crisp printed image underneath. My love of sewing has grown because it is an opportunity to use beautiful fabrics.

  21. I have a screen printing kit gathering dust in a closet somewhere. It just seems so daunting!

  22. I’d never even heard of screen printing your own fabric until I read about Spoonflower. I think it’s awesome! Your own design in your own home. Brilliant! Love the Swedish design she made.

  23. I have never tried screen printing, the closest I’ve come is printing on those iron transfers for a t-shirt.

  24. Not screen printing but digital transfer.

  25. First of all; mini-cushion? Amazing!
    I’ve done some screen printing and fabric painting with stamps for costume design projects, but never for personal use.

  26. Stasha Switzer

    This pincushion is so fun! I love it!
    I’ve never tried screen printing, but this drawing is piquing my interest.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  27. i have never tried to screen print fabric, but I want to!!

  28. I did a lot of screen printing when I was younger but I’d love to pick it up again. I’ve considered digital fabric design – I may just get some done soon!!!

  29. No screen printing but some potato printing recently with my little girl! That was fun…. if a bit messy

  30. My mom used to make the screen prints every year for whatever summer camp I was attending that year. One year when I was about 14, she sent me to camp with the screen print and I screen printed everyone’s t-shirt or pillow case for the camp.

  31. I’ve never tried screen printing although it’s on “list”. LOL I have done the down and dirty version of it though where you use freezer paper and it really is only good for one or two copies of the design. That I did for my DD2’s Hallowe’en costume this year. It was to make her a Camp Half-Blood t-shirt. She went as Annabeth from the book Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief. (You can see it on my blog)

  32. No, sadly I have not tried screen printing or making my own digital fabric. It is, however, on the list of things I definitely want to try. The print on these pincushions is sooooo cute!

  33. I did try it when I was in college. It was a lot of fun, but unfortunately I don’t have access to the equipment anymore. I guess I’ll have to stick with freezer paper printing these days.

  34. I have not screen printed, but I’ve learned the concept, and I’d love to make my own fabric someday. Creating the concept of a garment and designing everything down to the print on the fabric is something I’d like to accomplish in my lifetime. :)

  35. I’ve never screen printed but love the results from that technique!

  36. judy roberson

    No, I have never tried screen printing.. But would love to learn..

  37. I worked as a graphic artist in a screenprinters for a couple of years… but I never got the chance to have anything printed for myself, and I didn’t learn to physically do the screenprinting either…probably should have jumped in there while I had the chance!

  38. When I lived in southern California, there was a screen printing house right down the street from me that was free to use once you were trained. I printed all kinds of crazy designs, mostly on shirts. I never moved beyond printing with one color, but I thoroughly enjoyed the process and the creativity that came with designing your own images on fabric.

  39. I screenprinted a whole set of t-shirts for my family when I was in college- did them on a crossword style pattern with everybody’s names connecting. Only good I did was misspelling my older sister’s boyfriends name.. Jordan not Jorden…oh well. She’s still with him so it wasn’t THAT big a deal!

  40. I never did, but I would love to! I recently read about screen printing with freezer paper and I am investigating where I could find it locally…

  41. I have never tried screen printing. It looks so interesting and mysterious! I think I will go the digital route someday.

  42. I did a t-shirt once way back in elementary art class. My sister has all the equipment now, though, so maybe we’ll try something bigger!

  43. I actually signed up for a class locally on screen printing last month. Unfortunately I only made it half way through the class before getting sick and I had to leave. :) I learned the steps but didnt actually get to try doing it myself. I want to try it again though!