Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Project Pincushion

I recently realized that my pincushion is absolutely, ridiculously absurd. It came from a box of sewing notions that I bought at an estate sale. It's ugly, but it works. Here, take a look for yourself. This is basically it, but mine's tomato red.

Aww! Look at the cute little sumo wrestlers holding hands! haha! Hysterical!

Anyway, I found this tutorial on making your own pincushion with fabric scraps over at Paper.String.Cloth. It was super easy to make and really only took me about an hour from beginning to end (including picking out the fabric and buttons, which always takes me a while). Here's mine!

I thought it turned out pretty good for my first time. What do you think? I did, however, make some small adjustments to the tutorial. I only used 2 coordinating fabrics instead of four. Also, instead of measuring out a 2 1/2 inch square for tracing, I used my rotary mat and cutter to cut four 3-inch squares of each of the two fabrics I chose, then sewed them together using a 1/4" seam allowance. I hate tracing if I don't have to.

Next I think I'll try this tutorial over at Make It and Love It for covering my camera strap! :D I definitely love it!

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  1. super cute! thanks for the idea... what a great gift too! those sumo guys are funny :)

  2. Great pin cushion. I keep telling myself I am going to make one. Maybe I will get around to it sometime this year, lol!