Tuesday, 20 August 2013

... and a Pincushion Ring

Another pincushion?  Have we gone mad?!! (See also our Picture Frame Pincushion and Pin Cushion Boat with Net Thread Catcher...)

Well technically, as much as I use all of my pincushions, the idea of a ring one that is always handy (...on your...hand...!) was too good to pass up.When I saw the how-to in Issue 5 of Crafty magazine, I had to make my own!
The pattern is by Jo Watkins who runs Darn It and Stitch in Oxford. It is so simple but very effective! Her designs were for a ladybird and a flower, but I went for something a bit more contemporary:

Materials:


  • Fabric scrap 8cm in diameter
  • Wad of stuffing
  • Ring blank
  • Large & small button
  • Needle & thread
  • Super glue
I did a running stitch around the circle, leaving the ends of the thread trailing. After putting the stuffing in the centre, I pulled the threads around to gather in to a ball. I then used these threads to sew the ball onto the large button (at the base) and the small button (for decoration). After securing the ends, I glued the pincushion to the ring base. 

The whole thing took less than 15 mins and I love it!


1st September 2013: Update - this post was featured here at Dream a Little Bigger
Dream a Little Bigger
6th September 2013: Update - this post was featured here at Crafts a la Mode
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9th September 2013: Update - this post was featured here at Love 2 Upcycle

26 comments:

  1. This looks brilliant, deffinitely going to try to make one soon, turns out I have all the bits and bobs I need to make it.

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    1. Thanks Michelle! That's what I thought too - good old craft stashes hey?! xx

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  2. Fabulous and practical too. I might adapt it to make a wrist type one, or one that goes across my hand or...well suddenly I have lots of ideas in my head. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Lucy! Great idea to adapt it! xx

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  3. Geesh, I think even I could do that. Thanks for linking up to the Upcycled Linky Party at http://love2upcycle.blogspot.com/2013/08/upcycled-linky-party-22.html.

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    1. Thanks Tricia! It really is very easy!! xx

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  4. Great tutorial. I really could do to make one and it looks so easy.
    Ali x

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    1. Thanks Ali, it takes no time at all!! xx

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  5. This is so cute! I made myself a pin cushion with a wrist strap but it gets hot. This would be so much better for me! Thanks much for linking up :)

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    1. Thanks Allison! It's definitely very comfortable!! xx

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    1. Thanks Heather, that's what I thought when I read about it!! xx

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  7. Super cute project! Loved this lovely idea! Thanks for sharing great tutorial!
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Ana! We love getting your hugs from Portugal!! Hugs back from England! xx

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  8. This is so cute and clever! I'm not a huge sewer but I'd totally make one (maybe a little smaller) to wear on a regular basis. Ha. Thanks for sharing!

    Amy @ http://delineateyourdwelling.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Amy! Yeah, its actually something I might wear "just cos" too!! xx

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  9. So cute! I absolutely have to make one! :)

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    1. Thanks! You definitely should! xx

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  10. Clever idea. I might just wear it to wear it!

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  11. Featured and Pinned at What to do Weekends Party. Thanks for sharing at our party. Linda

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    1. Thanks Linda! We have added a button to the post, thanks for a great party! xx

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  12. You were featured! Swing by, check it out and link up another upcycled project http://love2upcycle.blogspot.com/2013/09/upcycled-linky-party-23.html. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Tricia! We added a link back to the post for you xx

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