Today’s I Love to Create project was inspired by a recent trip to an antique mall that my mother and I took. On one side of the aisle was a booth selling small boxes and vintage tins and the other side was a booth selling old empty thread spools. My mom wanted the tins and I wanted the spools then it clicked as to how we could join forces and make one adorable pin cushion!
MAKE THE LEGS
Since I chose a small vintage recipe tin to transform into my pin cushion I needed to choose some fabric to match. I opted for a small black floral print from the 70’s. I cut small strips of the fabric and using Aleene’s Instant Decoupage I applied the strips to my empty spools.
I took my needle and thread and did a running stitch around the edge of the fabric. Once I had gone all the way around I pulled the edges to make a little pouch. I stuffed the pouch with polyfill and sewed the hole closed. I also used a small button in the center for a tufted look.
Once my decoupage had dried using Liquid Fusion glue I attached my 4 spools to my tin as if they were legs. I also coated the inside of my tin with glue and stuck my cushion down inside.
STICK A PIN IN IT, YOUR DONE!
The only thing left to do was add my sewing pins and get stitching!
What does your pin cushion look like? This is my third. I have a hodge podge ball shaped one my mother made, the old school tomatoes shaped option and my grandmother’s which is a ceramic woman whose ball gown skirt is the pin cushion. I’m curious about yours since pin cushions come in so many different shapes and sizes.