Sunday, September 13, 2009

Day 12 (OADCC)

For Day 12 I made this .....
A lovely little square cushion, or a massive pincushion! It measures 7 inches square. As I was doing this One a Day craft challenge I became increasingly aware that I did not have a pin cushion! Amazing, right? You would think that everyone who had a sewing room would have a pincushion. I used to have one of those tiny tomato ones but I have no idea where it is. I have been using lids to hold my pins and often nothing at all. Anyway I needed a big pin cushion and I used the basic idea from kootoyoo but having no cute handkerchiefs I made a cute square of my favourite fabrics.
It felt like I put so much stuffing in this thing. Then when I came to put the button in the center I didn't have a big long needle, so I had to clamp my cushion and use pliers to pull the embroidery thread through! Necessity is the mother of invention!

Here it is in use with the very needle I used to make it. Pin cushion tip, Always keep a short strand of thread in your needle it makes them much easier to find in amongst the pins. I just have to pick all of the pins and needles of the floor now!


  1. I love the bright colourful fabrics you used for this pin cushion. It's so cheerful!

    You have been so great about getting something done (and photographed!) every day! I wish I could get my items photographed each day, but it doesn't work out for me.

  2. Oh wow, a 7x7 inch pincushion! Now that's an idea on 'how not to lose pins'. I'm going to work on a "wrist pincushion", seeing how I always, always lose sight of that teeny pincushion while working...


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