Hmmmm, well as New Years resolutions go I like my ‘make something every fortnight from one of your craft books’. Of course I hadn’t counted on packing away all our books for selling the flat! This has left me lacking in books to craft from so instead today I will show you how I made some cute pincushions.
You will need some little metal cases for baking tarts or madeleines in. I got mine at a car boot for pennies!
gather some supplies
Fabric, stuffing, fabric marker, needle and thread & cute little tart cases and a glue gun.
Choose a lovely fabric and mark out a circle on your fabric and cut out. My case is 9cm across and I cut a 17cm circle of fabric, so basically I almost doubled my diameter.
Use an over sized running stitch around edge of circle, and gather up fabric.
Fill your gathered circle with stuffing and keep placing into metal case until you have desired height and plumpness, then oversew a few tiny stitches and knot off thread.
With your glue gun run glue around edge of case about 1 cm from lip and add a generous amount in the base too (I took my photo before adding glue to base by mistake).
Place your gathered puff of fabric into case and place a nice sturdy book on top until glue is fully set. I picked up the closest book to hand, you can see my favourite book at the moment!
Ta Da! Finished pin cushion of lovliness! Thanks to Sue for that lovely off-cut of fabric!
I have had a little madelaine tin with 6 segments for years now and it is quite apparent to me that I am never going to bake into it so I made a little sewing tidy instead. How cute is that? Check out the buttons in the front from this post.