Today I’m sharing with you a fun handmade gift you can make for your sewist friend. It’s extremely practical – I can’t tell you how many times I have to move my pin cushion so it’s in reach. This pincushion stays with you – so a pin is there right when you need it!
For this project you will need:
Hinge bracelet (found in jewelry section of hobby store)
Mason jar lid (can substitute sturdy cardboard)
Sewing charms, knick knacks, upcycled jewelry
Scrap of Velcro ( about ¾ an inch long)
Step 1 – Form the cushion section.
It doesn’t need to be exact, keep it about a quarter of an inch from the edge.
Start to gather the the fabric together, but leave a gap.
Now stuff the center with steel wool. Fill it to the desired firmness.
Then sew the gap shut.
Step 2 – Form the base
Using the mason jar lid or cardboard circle lay it on the other fabric square and trace an
inch border around it and cut out the circle.
Then glue the edge of the circle over the lip of the jar.
Then glue the pincushion to the top , covering the rest of the lid.
Glue knick knacks and embellishments around the edge to finish.
Step 3 – Add the bracelet
Take the loop section of the Velcro and glue onto the lid behind the fabric.
Then glue the hook section to the top of the bracelet.
Now the pincushion can come off the bracelet or stay on it.
This is perfect for sewing.
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