Craft Project: Double Duty Pin Cushion

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.

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Approximate Time: 10 minutes

Supplies:

  • 1 bar of scented or unscented soap
  • scrap of fabric
  • 12 inches of 1/2 inch matching ribbon
  • needle and strong thread
  • tacky glue optional
  • pins
  • scissors
  • tape measure

Instructions:

  1. Remove the wrapper from the bar of soap. Measure around the bar and add 1/2 inch. Tear a strip of fabric that length by 1/2 inch narrower than the bar. Wrap around the bar folding under 1/4"; glue to the opposite end.

  2. Fold one end of your ribbon under then make a running stitch along one edge, pull your thread to tightly gather the ribbon. Take a few stitches to hold your gathers and arrange your flower at one corner of the fabric; either stitch or glue it in place.

  3. Add a few pins and a perhaps a note when you are done.

Here are a a couple of poems you might want to attach.

Once when I was but your little girl
You took the time to teach me to sew.
Now that I am a Mother with a girl to teach
Where you got your patience I do not know.


Many, many years ago when I was but a girl

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You took the time to teach me to sew.
Knowing what kind of child I was back then
Where you found the patience I do not know.

By Ann Winberg from Loup City, NE

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May 4, 20110 found this helpful

This would make a great project for a Girl Scout troup! Love it!

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