Handy little pincushions made with quilt batting, fabric and a jar lid or small metal can.
Approximate Time: 45-60 minutes
Make one for your sewing table, one for your cutting table and one to use wherever you sit to do your hand sewing projects.
For this project, I like to use peanut butter or mayonnaise jar lids.
When using cans, tuna or cat food cans work well. The outside edges of the lid can be decorated with buttons (as shown), beads, paint, etc.
By Pam from McMinnville, TN
So Cute! I love looking at other people's ideas. I was thinking of using a tin which you could cover with same or complimentary fabric to the top. Great.
Pam, just learning to sew-at 68yrs. I never thought to use a plastic lid to make a pin cushion. I would have kept on pinching my fingers, picking the pins out of it's plastic box. Thanks, Joanie
This idea is impressive. I wanted to have a pin cushion, but I have never liked those silly tomato-looking thing. Your project is great and even looks as though I can do it. Thank you so much. I can use some of the fabric I love for the pin cushion!!
Thank you for sharing this adorable and easy idea. I was thinking about the various tin containers I have collected over the years. I use them for storing all kinds of stuff. I wonder if I made the pin cushion from an extra tin lid and then glued it to the top of a lid cover which matches the bottom of a container where I store some of my sewing items. What kind of glue would i use to cement the two tin pieces?
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