Hi there! I hope you are having a lovely week and are managing to fit in some sewing, crochet, embroidery or whatever it is you like to relax with.
This week I have mostly been sewing but I’ve also completed a couple of neat little projects involving no sewing at all. The first is a little pin cushion and only takes about 2 minutes to complete!
You will need to gather the following supplies:
- A small decorative pot or container (e.g. IKEA Skurar candle holder)
- A square of patterned fabric (e.g. quilting cotton or calico) measuring approximately 25 cm/10″ square.
- Large wad of polyester hobby fill (enough to fill the fabric).
- Rubber band.
- Some rocks, gravel or other substance to create a heavy base.
- Glue gun.
Step 1 – Place the hobby fill in the middle of the fabric and twist the fabric up as though you are making a bon bon. Make sure the filler is firmly packed and centred.
Step 2 – Take your rubber band and twist it tightly around the base of fabric to secure the filler inside your fabric bon bon to create your pin cushion.
Step 3 – Fill the base of your decorative pot with the rocks or other heavy material to about a third of the way, leaving enough space to place the pin cushion (next step).
Step 4 – Put the bon bon inside the pot and on top of the rocks to check the fit. If you want the pin cushion to sit higher or lower, make your adjustments by adding or removing rocks.
Step 5 – When you are happy with the position of the pin cushion, remove it from the pot and add a ring of hot glue around the inside rim. Replace the pin cushion and allow the glue to dry. Voila! You have a gorgeous pin cushion without ever having touched a needle or thread!
I’d love to see photos of your pin cushions if you decide to give this a try. Please tag me on Instagram @tabbylanedesigns or leave a comment below!