I’ve been wanting to make a new pincushion lately, but couldn’t decide how I wanted to make it. At first I liked the teacup pincushions, but I couldn’t find a teacup that I wanted to use. I looked up tutorials online for pincushions but couldn’t find any that I loved.
This morning, I decided to look around the house for something I could improvise with. Then I remembered that a few months ago I’d picked up a bag of plastic egg cups from the thrift store. Perfect!
What you need:
-egg cup (I love the ones with faces on them..I think one of those would be cute for this if you can find one!)
-scrap of fabric
-hot glue gun (or some other type of strong glue)
-button magnet (optional)
-needle and thread
What you do:
First, cut a circle out of your fabric that’s a few inches larger in diameter than your egg cup (I traced around one of my kids bowls.)
Stitch around the perimeter of your circle close to the edge. It doesn’t have to be pretty, and the colour of thread doesn’t matter since it won’t show at the end.
After you’ve stitched all the way around, pull the thread a bit and create a sort of pouch with the fabric. Stuff it with your fiberfill, then pull the thread tight, sew it closed, and tie off your thread.
Put glue around the inside edge of your egg cup and press in the pincushion.
I glued a small button magnet to the bottom of mine. It adds weight (since my egg cup is plastic and very light, I didn’t want it to be too easily knocked over) and it makes picking up pins easier if you drop them.
Now, for the giveaway part!
One lucky winner will receive an egg cup pincushion made by me! (Colour of fabric and egg cup will vary a bit from the one I made but don’t worry..it’ll still be nice!) Please post a separate comment for each entry.
How to enter:
1) Mandatory follow my blog and leave a comment saying you’ve done so
for extra entries:
2) like me on facebook and leave a comment saying you’ve done so
3) Like my etsy facebook page and leave a comment saying you’ve done so
4) Browse through my Etsy shop and tell me what your favourite item is in a comment below
5) Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment telling me you did it
6) Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment with a link
This giveaway will end on May 25th and I will announce the winner on May 26th. This giveaway is open to Canada and the US.