I found another great project to share with you all today! Susan from "Living with Punks" is here to share a very cool Pin Cushion Project. I know you are all going to want to make. I already stashed my can and am going to make mine tonight!
After our daughter was born a few years ago, I started sewing again and now I can’t stop!!! I love being able to look at something and think “I can make that” and then actually doing it… and it working! Makes a person feel very accomplished! Stop by my blog and check it out. I have alot of ah-ha! sewing tutorials that are super simple and ALWAYS fun!! Toodle-loo...~SusanI have always had a love for creating and making things pretty. I can remember even as a little girl, thinking about home design and creating with whatever I could get my hands on. I still have so many children’s books (I need to do a post about) that are about crafting and making. I’m thankful my mom was aware of my desires, and encouraged them early on.
~ Tin Can Pin Cushion ~
When I saw Fireflies & Jellybeans announced a crafting challenge a few weeks back, I decided I would try it...even though the challenge included recycled cans. Unless you didn't notice, I like to sew :) But, I want to expand my crafting abilities and I thought it would be a great opportunity.
I saved some 6oz. flavored almond cans (we've got lots :)), not knowing how I was going to use it....
Well, as they say, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree (I know that is usually used for a mother/daughter reference, but you get the drift) because although my craft does not involve sewing, I can use it in the sewing room!
I started by cutting a piece of scrap fabric the circumference of the can, basically 11.5 x 2.5, and mod-podgedit to the side. I stuffed the can with fiberfill and got another piece of fabric and stuffed it down as the pincushion top. Make sure it's nice and puffy
I didn't want to just throw the plastic top away, so I cut it out in the shape of a funky flower
...and mod-podged some fabric to it. I used a cute piece of felt for the flower center
And glued the funky flower to the pincushion
I love it and it looks soooo cute in my sewing room