I used to have only one pincushion and it was kind of annoying, because I had left it on the floor, under some fabric scraps, on the other side of the table, ... , while I was already by the sewing machine, in need of my pincushion. It was never there, when I needed it. Actually, what I really needed, was a finger pin cushion. I wanted one for a pretty long time, but I didn't like those that you make out of the bottle cap. So, I made my own variation, which I really like. I made a tutorial just for you!
- fabric scraps
- thread + needle
- toy filling
- ring with a plate
- contact rubber adhesive
1. Cut a circle with 3.5 cm radius. Sew a running stitch with a double thread 1 cm away from the edge. The thread ends should come out on the right side of the fabric.
2. Pull the threads and put some filling into the middle of the wrong side of the fabric circle.
3. Tie the threads together as shown.
4. Pull the threads a little bit more.
5. Push the seam allowances inside the sack and tighten the threads.
6. Stuff the ball with more filling. Help yourself with one end of the seam ripper. The ball should not be too soft.
8. Thread the needle with both thread ends and push the needle into the ball, where the knot is.
9. Pull the needle out on the other side of the ball and cut the thread.
10. Glue the ring plate and the plain side of the ball with contact rubber adhesive. Wait for 7-10 minutes, then push the two parts together and wait to dry.