Make a pin-cushion from scraps

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Make a pin-cushion from scraps

Make a pin-cushion from scraps




1. Drink coffee then use the cup to draw two circles on the stiff card and cut them out.

2. Cut out 3 polyester wadding circles. Two of them should be about 1cm larger than your cardboard circle, one of them the same size. The smaller circle of wadding will be extra padding for the top (front) of your pin cushion.

3. Cut out 2 fabric circles about 1cm larger than your cardboard circle. Press the fabric with an iron if necessary.

4. Thread a needle and sew a running stitch around the edge of both fabric circles about 2-3mm in from the edge.

5. Place one fabric circle face down, a large circle wadding on that, and finally a piece of the card. Pull the thread to gather. When tight secure the thread with a knot. 

6. Repeat for the other circle. This time, place fabric face down, then the large wadding circle on top, then the small wadding circle and then the card. Pull the thread to gather, and secure with a knot. 

6. Place the two circles together with the fabric facing out. Using a simple ladder stitch secure them together. If you are having a ribbon loop insert this in between the discs and sew in.

7. When finished you can decorate it if you like, perhaps with with embroidery, stencil, or buttons like I have here. When using the cushion, the pins stick in the top. When storing, push them between the cardboard sandwich. Easy pesy!

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