Making a Double Duty Pin Cushion

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January 28, 2019

Double Duty Pin Cushion - finished project with straight pins in cushion and safety pins in the containerThis is one of the easiest projects you will find. With very little you can create a double duty storage container for your craft/sewing room or area. With space often being limited, we are all looking for creative ways to store craft supplies. This can be made using items in your home.


Total Time: 30 min

Yield: 1


  • bottle with top (plastic or glass)
  • cotton balls
  • fabric
  • glue gun
  • scissors
  • trim for embellishments
  • pins
Double Duty Pin Cushion - supplies
Double Duty Pin Cushion - ribbon


  1. Start with a clean container, remove the cap.
  2. Double Duty Pin Cushion - clean plastic bottle with cap
  3. Take your cap and place it upside down on the wrong side of the fabric. Cut about 3 inches around larger than your cap, this allows for adding filling for the cushion.
  4. Double Duty Pin Cushion - cap removed and placed upside down on wrong side of the fabric
  5. Depending on the size of your cap, hot glue cotton balls to the center of your cap.
  6. Double Duty Pin Cushion - glue cotton to top of lid

  7. Take the cap and place it upside down on your fabric, with the cotton ball covered side down. Make sure the decorated side of the fabric is facing down. Start gluing the fabric around the sides of the cap, pulling it snug.
  8. Double Duty Pin Cushion - with cotton covered side place cap on the wrong side of the fabric and begin gluing
  9. To cover the rough edges, add trim, lace, beading, etc. and then add supplies to the bottle.
  10. Double Duty Pin Cushion - excess fabric cut away and embellishment added
    Double Duty Pin Cushion - container of straight pins and safety pins
    Double Duty Pin Cushion - finished pincushion and storage jar
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May 3, 2011

This pretty pin cushion will keep mother's pins sharp and handy while at the same time giving off a subtle scent. When she wants she can change the bar to another scent and use the last one for bathing.


Great for teachers gifts or any woman who sews.

Fabric wrapped soap bar pin cushion.

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