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I've been needing a pincushion for sewing and thought I could probably make it with supplies I already had. It was simple and quick, and it works wonderfully! I was pleased with the fact that I re-purposed the can into something else.
Total Time: About 20 minutes
This is really cute, my kids would love making these!
My Grandmother made something similar using a Tuna can, but she did not cut the top of the can all the way, leaving about 1/2 to 1/4 of an inch holding in on, then folded the top up to look like the back of a chair, or "throne"! She wrapped the top with batting, then a circle of fabric big enough to meet in the back, gluing it down, then glue an old broach, or button, or small silk flower to cover the gathered edges, then filled the bottom of the tin as you did, making it the "seat". The top, since it was padded with batting, would also serve as a pin or needle holder. I so wish I still had one that she made oh so many years ago!