Do you ever need another pincushion? For the longest time I had one pin cushion that would get shuttled in between my ironing board and sewing machine. And every time I needed a cushion to pin it would be across the room, just out of reach! So I fixed myself up a couple little pin cushions...
I've made a few pincushions in the past but this one takes the cake, it's super cute and it has a hidden weight to keep it from flying around the sewing room. And there are so many combinations of fabric and button choices it boggles the mind! So let's talk tutorial! Step one of making the pin cushion is to download the template, it's okay - I'll wait here. Oh, you've got it, great!
Circle template printed out onto freezer paper
3 different fabric scraps
1 fabric scrap for back
Scrap piece of batting
Upholstery lead weight - or maybe you can find something in the hubby/boyfriend's tackle box!
You can print out the template onto regular paper, or do what I did and print it onto an 8.5" x 11" piece of freezer paper. This way you can iron it in place and cut right around the circle. I use this method all the time for my applique, it's a super easy way to transfer your designs from computer to paper and cut them out.
Once you've got your triangles cut out you've got three possibilities for your pincushion. Mix and match to see what combinations you like. I used the extra circles to make another pincushion but wouldn't it be cute appliqued to a rug mug or a quilt block, or even for the back???
Sew Mama Sew's got a good tutorial for this here)
|watch out weight, you're about to get gobbled up!|
Now you'll always have an extra pin cushion laying around! Which is great for me, I've found there needs to be one at the ironing board, one at the sewing machine and one on the cutting table. I might even need another one just for the pins I use when making clothes as opposed to my quilting pins...That's when you know your serious about sewing; you are using specific pins for specific tasks! hee...hee!