Dec 4, 2008
Vintage Inspired Pin Cushions
IN SEARCHING FOR NEW WAYS TO USE AN OLD SWEATER I FOUND THESE.
For the cupcake inspired ones you will need 3-4 pairs of CLEAN wool socks & 2-3 elastic bands & white squiggle trim.
First take 2 pairs of socks and roll them together, secure outside with elastic band. Make sure to dome them as they will be the middle of your cupcake. Now using a piece of cardboard wrap a sock securely around it and secure this layer to the other with elastic & glue. Hide the band with squiggle trim and you are done!
For the fabric pin cushions you will need:
1. Styrophone ball or dense cotton backing
2. vintage fabric
3. thick thread or ribbon in contrasting color
4. wool felt for top piece
Cut fabric in circle leaving a little room for top, you will cut this later;wrap fabric around ball and cut; glue down remaining (no need to be to careful because the whole thing will be concealed with the felt.) At this piont you can just add felt star to the top or you can add some ribbon or thread up the sides also. glue down top and walla...the cutest pin cushion ever!