Making a Clay Pot Pincushion
You can easily create a unique pincushion starting with a small clay flower pot. This is a page about making a clay pot pincushion
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Place this pincushion miss on your dresser for a pin keeper or top her off with ornamental hat pins. These would be great to make for Mother's Day or birthdays.
Approximate Time 30 minutes
- 2 1/2 inch clay pot
- flesh tone acrylic paint
- red acrylic paint
- small paintbrush
- 6 inch square of cotton print fabric
- 2 inch square of cotton print fabric
- textured doll hair or decorative fringe
- 1/4 inch pastel satin ribbon
- 3/8 inch button
- polyester fiberfill
- fine-tip black permanent marker
- sewing needle
- matching threads
- glue gun and glue sticks
- Basecoat the clay pot flesh tone. Let dry.
- Lightly draw face with pencil on center of pot as shown in photo. Paint the heart mouth red. Use the pen to draw face details. Use some blush and a cotton swab to make her some rosy cheeks.
- For the hair, apply glue around pot rim. Press hair or fringe over the glue covering the entire rim; trim excess if necessary.
- To make the pincushion hat, cut a 6 inch fabric circle. Hand sew a gathering stitch 1/8 inch from the edge. Pull threads to gather, stuffing with fiberfill as you go; knot thread. Apply glue around inside of pot rim. Place the "hat" in the pot with the gathered side facing down.
- To make the yo-yo flower, cut a 2 inch fabric circle. Hand sew a gathering stitch around the edge; pull threads to gather at center and knot. Flatten center. Sew or glue the button to the center of the yo-yo. Tie a ribbon bow and glue it to the back of the flower yo-yo; trim ribbon ends if necessary.
- Glue the flower to the hat.
By Mom of 1 from Wilkesboro, NC
April 2, 20080 found this helpful
This is so cute! It would be great as a purple hat with red flower for Red Hat Society ladies. Have to try it! Thanks.
August 3, 20090 found this helpful
Hi, She is so cute. Possibilities are endless. I was thinking for the hair you could use a steel curly scrubber(oops forgot the name). You could do a cat face, or dog, baby & bonnet! Thanks for sharing.
This is a cute pincushion using a terra cotta pot for the vessel to hold the batting in. You could paint the pot. I chose to decorate it with sewing trimmings.
Approximate Time: 1/2 hr.
- cotton fabric
- 2 1/2 inch tall terra cotta pot
- needle and thread
- paint if desired
- fabric glue or hot glue
- Turn the pot upside down on the cotton fabric and draw a circle 4 inches larger then the pot opening. Cut the circle out.
- With a needle and thread do a running stitch around the circle close to the edge.
- Gather the circle closed as you go, leaving an opening large enough to stuff.
- Stuff with lots of batting. Make it very tight and pull the thread taunt until the hole in completely closed.
- Sew closed.
- Wedge the fat ball of stuffing into the pot and glue with hot glue or fabric glue.
- Smooth out the wrinkles if any.
- I put a small flower on the top with a rose on it. I glued 2 rows of rick rack around the top. The I put some trim in between the rick rack.
- Add cute pins and enjoy!
To make a cute pin cushion, take a small clay pot, and stuff with fiberfill very firmly, until overflowing. Tuck a scrap of fabric over it, forming a nice dome, and hot glue inside the rim of the pot.Read More...