"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

15 minute pin cushion

This pin cushion took me only 15 minutes to make!  My husband was like, "you're already done?"  because I'm very slow.  I've always wanted a pin cushion for my wrist!  What better material to use for a pin cushion, than material with a pin cushion it?  I did fussy cut my material to make sure I had a whole tomato centered on my pin cushion.
This pin cushion was in a sewing box I got at an estate sale, 
It was very dirty and orange.  I'm not a fan of pumpkin orange, maybe it's because I hated it when people said I had orange hair growing up, oh wait - I still hate that!  
It was pretty simple to slide the old one right off of the wrist cuff.  I love old, vintage things, but sometimes soemething just cannot be cleaned, but the cuff is still old!

I just looked at the old cushion and used it for measurements.
I cut two rectangles 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches.  I cut another square about 2 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches.  Next time I will cut it about a 1/4 of an inch more all around and wait to cut the edges with my shears until after I have sewn it together to make sure that all of my points match up exactly.  Except for the sides on the small square which will need to be cut with the shears before hand.
 Take your 2 rectangles and put them wrong sides together.  Take the small square and put it on the side that will be the bottom with the wrong side facing the right side of the bottom, this is how it will be sewn together.  You want all of your rights sides facing out to be seen.  No turning wrong side out involved!
I used my vintage sewing machine to sew around my squares and it does not have any seam guides, I need to put some on there because my sewing is wonky.  I just sewed around on three sides. give yourself a generous 1/4 inch to a scant 1/2 inch seam, remember you are going to trim after you sew it to make it even all of the way around.  Leave one side open for the stuffing.

I took pieces of leftover fabric from cutting and made it into confetti to stuff my pin cushion with, I prefer the stiffness of it in my pin cushions.
After you stuff it, sew up the last side.  Make sure it is stuffed to the max!
Slip it onto your wrist cuff.  Do you remember those slap bracelets from the late 80's?  Those would be perfect for these pin cushions!  See how easy that was to make?

I've already packed this in my sewing tool caddy for the retreat this weekend!

"23  And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
24  And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!
25  It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
26  And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved?
27  And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible."  Mark 25
Romans 10:13  "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."


KaHolly said...

You certainly are clever!!

Laura Jean said...

Hi Missy,
This is a cute tutorial, thanks. None of my vintage machines has any seam markings, but I use magnetic seam guides and they work beautifully. The downside with them is having to measure each time I set up a seam, upside is they're completely adjustable and I can always see it.

GardenOfDaisies said...

I never thought about using left over bits of fabric for stuffing. Great idea!! Your new pincushion wristlet is so much prettier than the old orange one. :-)

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Really cute! I like that you added Bible verses at the end too.

Sarah L. said...

Very nifty!!

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Visiting again,
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leslie said...

What a smart, convenient idea! This would be great to link-up to my Create It Thursday post...it's live now! http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/05/create-it-thursday-2-plus-features.html

Katherines Corner said...

clever!!! xo

Fluster Buster said...

What a great idea! Thank you for sharing this on Fluster's Creative Muster Party!

Fluster Buster

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Great tutorial and what a wonderful idea! I use blue painters tape on my old sewing machines. Thanks for sharing.
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Unknown said...

This is awesome! I have always wanted one of my own wrist pin cushions too! Thanks for this tutorial and for linking it to our Make Bake Create party!


leslie said...

Congratulations...this post was featured on Create It Thursday this week! Thanks for linking up such a fabulous idea! http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/05/create-it-thursday-3-plus-features.html

"Oh taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in Him." Psalm 34:8