Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Pin cushion tutorial

I trawled  the internet the other day because I needed a new pin cushion, the old one is a bit worn.


Would you believe that I came across a picture for a booby pincushion and a uterus one! No I am not going to show the link (I cant remember it) just Google uterus pin cushion, I bet its there.

An idea that did come up was for a handy ring pin cushion. Not only that but its an up cycled bottle top.


Here is how I made it


Punch 2 holes. I had a tool but a hot nail would do it. Be sure and hold it with pliers.


Put a bit of elastic through and knot it inside the top.


I cut out a3 inch circle of felt, gathered it with a running stitch, stuffed it with toy stuffing and tied it tightly.


I covered the top with ribbon, filled the top with hot glue and put the cake on the bottle top, decorated with a few more ribbons (cheeky CK ribbon)


A wooden bead and some coloured pins finish it off. This is a seriously handy pin cushion, its right where you want it while crocheting and so cute to wear. If you have a go let me see!!


  1. That is a great idea! I don't really like the idea of a uterus pincushion, it seems so wrong sticking pins in one!

  2. Very clever! Ok the uterus pin cushion sounds gross, so of course I had to google it. You'll never believe who's blog came up first in the search! Cracked me up....

  3. Very nice idea Louise, what a clever thing to do,
    hugs Suex

  4. Simply adorable!

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  5. Such a good idea! My Chilli seeds are sprouting!
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  6. Love this pincushion, what a terrific and handy idea! And thanks for mentioning the pinchusion swap, have entered into it hopefully (at the last minute so we will have to see what happens,but if you dont try you dont get!!).

    Love your blog, so colourful!


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