Saturday, December 7, 2013

Pin Cushion - Sewing Kit Project

Pin Cushion / Sewing Kit

I'm not a craft blogger. No, uh uh, No! I used to craft a lot, much so that I used to be called a little Martha Stewart....., mostly by Whitney. I crafted while my girls were younger and still in school. There was always a gift that needed to be given. It was either birthdays, Christmas or teacher gifts, etc. I love homemade gifts. To me, it means you cared enough to put your thoughts and time into it. And since Christmas is just a couple of weeks away, I thought why not post a little Christmas project. Who knows? It might be useful to someone needing a quick Christmas gift. And I'm all about sharing ideas.

Today's project: A pin cushion/sewing kit.

Everyone can use one, right? That's what I thought. So, here you go.....I'll do my best to explain the steps, but if you have questions, please feel free to email me.

You will need:
Mason or Ball Jar with lid (I used a 1/2 pint size, but a pint size would work great)
2 pieces of coordinating fabric
Polyester fiberfill
Step 1: Cut a round of fabric about 2 inches larger than the size of the ring. I used pinking shears hear, but it's not necessary.
Step 2: Make a running stitch around the perimeter of the fabric a 1/2 inch from the edge. You will use this to gather the fabric.
Step 3: Gather the fabric slightly and insert a handful of fiberfill.

Step 4: Place the lid inside the slightly gathered round of fabric. Place it on top of the fiberfill as pictured. 
Step 5: Completely cinch up the gathering thread and tie it off with a knot or two.
Step 6: Cut a smaller round of coordinating fabric to place over the raw edges and stitch all the way around.
Step 7: Place the flat lid inside the ring with the fiberfill pushing through the top.

The finished product. Isn't that just the cutest thing? As you can see, I have room for a tiny pair of scissors and a couple of spools of thread. To finish the gift, you may want to include those as well.

This is the way I use it. What a great gift. The ideas are endless. Now go on and try this. You know you want to.
Merry Christmas,
Martha.....I mean, Laurie


  1. Lovely idea, thank you for sharing.

  2. Nice job and great gift idea! I'm so not crafty! In fact, I always say I do "arts and crap"..that's how bad I am! Have a good weekend!

    1. HaHa! Well, we try don't we. Hope you have a great weekend and a Merry Christmas! And I hope to see pictures of snow from you soon. Weren't you supposed to get some?

  3. I am thinking that I could use one of these for myself.

    1. Well go on girl! I agree, everyone needs a pincushion and sewing kit. Let me see yours when you're done.

  4. What a cute project, Laurie! This really would make a terrific gift and you made it look so easy to put together. Thanks for sharing this great idea and the detailed tutorial!

  5. This is fantastic! Thank you for sharing. A great project for my youth group. Aloha

    1. That's great! I'm happy you will be able to use it for your youth group and I'm sure they will enjoy making the pin cushion.

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