Thursday, December 29, 2011

Button Pin Cushion

Button Pin Cushion by Laura Bray
I created this sweet little pin cushion from a soda bottle cap!  It was so easy to make.  Here's how to do it:

  1. Cut a 3" circle from the felt. 
  2. Embroider a small flower shape into the middle of the felt circle.  The flower should measure approximately 1.5" across. 
  3. Sew a button into the center of the flower design.
  4. Sew a running stitch around the outside edge of the felt circle, leaving the tails at the start and end hanging.  Once you have stitched all around the circle, pull the tails to gather the felt into a ball shape.  Before tying off the ends, stuff with poly fill.
  5. Glue the felt ball into the bottle cap.
  6. Glue buttons around the edge of the bottle cap.
To create the cute, flower stick pins, I simply glued some flower-shaped buttons onto some pins that already had a leaf shape at the end.  (I got mine at JoAnn's in the bargain bin.)

Button Journal by Laura Bray
I created the pincushion as a companion to a button journal I created for the Buttons Galore & More blog. (You can get the instructions for creating that here.) I thought the two together would be a darling gift for a sewer in your life.  They could take project notes in the journal.
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