I was just wondering if anyone has a good pin cushion design? My internet is slow at the moment so I have not been able to go back through all the posts to see if anyone has one on here. If someone could assist me that would be great. I hate leaving my pins all over my desk and would like to have a speacial one that I have made.
Sherroy, I made a pin cushion for my Granddaughter that I loved. I want to make one for my self now...
I had a small antique milk glass egg cup, pretty porcelain cups work great too; I bought a "tomatoe" pin cushion that fit it perfectly. I measured the circumfrance or the pin cushion and fouond a plate that size. I used a beautiful piece of rose chincz and cut a circle the size of the plate out. Cut the berry off the pin cushion and take off the "green" part or prepare another one. Gather the edge of the circle of fabric and fit it around the cushion...stitch it tightly on. I used the 1/8" ribbon to put around the cushion and stitch it tight at the top. Push the string of the strawberry through the green part and glue it over the top where the ribbons are affixed. After your cushion is complete, run a bead of glue around the cup and insert the cushion tightly. I hope this makes sense...it's really easy once you realize what you are trying to do.
you can take a look at these links.. i found them when i was doing my own pin cushion. they are really easy to make too!
:hug: two great sites that should give you some ideas on how to construct a pin cushion. I also make a chik pik one, it sort of is like a diamond shape object that you fill with plastic pellets and stick the pins in. Sorry I can't describe it better. But I think if you take any size can like Tuna, or from the top of hair spray and cover it and put in a puff of material or pellets, it should work. Let your imagination run away with it and you will have your very own. I thought the tea cup was a fabulous idea, so easy but yet so elegant. Keep trying. :hug:
found another wonderful tutorial for pincusions by berry sprite.