Easy Pin Cushion, a great gift for your Mother or any sewing enthusiast.
I love to sew! I have 5 sewing machines to prove it! Well, truthfully, 2 of them are embroidery machines – but they sew as well. I began sewing in high school and have sewed since them. When my daughter was young, I used to make most of her clothing. It was so much fun to shop together for patterns and fabric. My daughter enjoyed the fact, even at a young age, that no one else would have an outfit just like hers!
Children often have a hard time trying to figure out what to give their Mother on her special day. Since my daughter knew I loved to sew, she made a pin cushion for me. I still have it and keep it by one of my machines at all times. Not only is it practical, but it also makes me smile every time I see it!
This pin cushion is easy to make and most children (and all adults) can make if. Of course, you may have to supervise young children with the glue gun, scissors and needle.
Let’s get started making this easy pin cushion!
- 2 coordinating Fabric scraps (about 12 X 12 or smaller)
- Mayonnaise lid, or a lid from any other jar (about 4 inches across – or what you have)
- Craft poly filler
- Thread (doesn’t matter what color, it won’t show)
- Sewing Needle
- Hot Glue gun and glue
Find a plate or lid that is a little larger than your Mayo lid. Place the lid on your fabric and make a mark around it. This will be the piece of fabric that covers your may lid.
Do the same for the fabric that will make the pin cushion itself – make sure the circle is bigger. Make it about 2 inches larger than your first circle. Cut the circles out. Iron them if necessary.
Now, lay your lid in the center of your fabric. Place glue on the inside of the lid edge and fold the fabric over the edge and press on to the glue. I use a chop stick for this – I don’t want to get burned. This part of the project should be done by adults or older children.
Once you have the fabric glued to the sides of the lid, set it aside. Now thread your needle and sew around the edge of your larger circle, using large basting stitches. I double my thread so I can pull on it and not worry that the thread will break.
Once you have gone all the way around the circle, tug on the thread a little so that the circle begins to close up and form a pouch.
Grab about a handful of stuffing and shove it in the little pouch. When you think you have enough stuffing, pull on the thread more until you have the size of top you want. Tie the thread off.
Your last step is to put a good amount of hot glue in the bottom and on the inside sides of your fabric covered lid. Press your filled piece in the lid and hold for a moment. Check the sides to make sure there are no raw edges showing.
You are now finished! What do you think? These can be made in less than 30 minutes and for pennies! Children will love seeing their Mother using this delightful easy pin cushion.
Looking for other great Mother’s Day ideas?
DIY Mother’s Day Gift Orgainzed 31
Mother’s Day Printable from Wondermom Wannabe
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