Monday, January 9, 2012

Easy Giant Pincushion

(that's an antiquie sewing macine-it's not that giant of a pin cushion)

I am very proud of the shelves that I hung all by myself  (tutorial here)in my craft room, but they needed something fun -worthy of their awesomeness.  So I decided to make a GIANT pincushion.  I searched and searched for a pattern, but most of them were on quilting sites and would require way more effort then I was willing to spend, so I came up with my own:

Download: PDF  Instructions Here.
Let me know if you have any questions.

Then I needed some giant pins.  I used BBQ skewers, wooden beads and spray paint (right after I took the pic, I remembered that I had some silver paint).  I just used hot glue to attach the balls on the skewers and gave them a coat of silver paint.

I cut tiny holes in the pincushion and slid the pins in the holes.

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  1. This is so cute...and funny! I have the perfect seamstress to make this for. Thanks for linking to Totally Tutorial Tuesdays :)

  2. Oh that is just too cute! And it looks fabulous on the shelf next to the sewing machine! Great idea!

    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  3. This is adorable!! TFS!! I'm stopping by from Fabric Bows and More linky party and your newest follower here and on Pinterest.

    Here is what I shared this week:

  4. I tried to download the PDF pattern and can't :( i am re doing my sewing/craft room and would love to try and make this. Is there another link?

    1. e-mail me your e-mail and I'll send it to you: