Recycled Cuff Pin Cushion

Make an easy quick gift all from recycled materials. You will need the cuff from an old shirt, scrap of light weight cardboard, a scrap of cotton batting or flannel, and some floss for stitching a design. Then add a bit of the shirt for a flower and you will have it made in no time at all.

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Approximate Time: 2 hours

Supplies:

  • scraps of batting
  • scrap of lightweight cardboard
  • old shirt
  • needle and thread
  • scissors
  • embroidery floss

Instructions:

  1. Start by cutting the cuff off of a shirt, turn under the raw edge and sew shut.
  2. Cut a 2.5" circle from lightweight cardboard, leave the edges plain or make it a flower shape.
  3. Cut three of the same circle from batting and two from the shirt material.
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  5. Sew the batting circles together with a narrow seam leaving an opening. Turn, slip the cardboard circle in and sew shut.
  6. Sew the shirt fabric circles together, turn then lay it on the third batting circle and trim the circle to fit inside; stuff the third smaller batting circle inside and sew shut.
  7. Making the flower: with needle and thread come up at the center go over the edge and back up through the center pull the thread so the circle gathers, take a couple of stitches and repeat around the circle as many times as you want, an uneven number looks better to me than an even number.
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  9. Stitch a vine around the edge, leaves, and french knots on the batting circle.
  10. Stitch the fabric flower to the batting circle.
  11. Center the two layers on the cuff and secure around the edge of the batting circle.

By Ann Winberg from Loup City, NE

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January 25, 20120 found this helpful

That is sooooo cute. I just submitted one with purple and red. Whatever would we do with the color purple? Thumbs up of course, keep up the good work! PBP

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January 30, 20120 found this helpful

Oh, what I can do with the color purple! I love purple! Especially deep purple! It is so pretty complemented with lavender, pinks, blues & flowered or striped fabrics with those colors in it! And they are all complemented by the basic colors of gray or blue! I love it!

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