DIY Pin Cushion Ideas
Stuck trying to come with a creative idea for using your DIY pin cushion? No problem. Sometimes the most creative of us have trouble settling in on one idea for fear we could have done something better. In the case of DIY pin cushions, that’s not a problem. These handy little babies are multifunctional and can be used in all sorts of creative ways, so you can make many. We’ve listed a few below you must check out.
What to Stuff a Pin Cushion With?
If you noticed that we used the term batting a few times already, let’s explain what that is. Batting is basically a cotton stuffing that goes inside the pin cushion. Clearly, we need something inside the cushion that holds the pins in place and provides the cushiony quality. Batting is just one option of many.
Depending on the weight you prefer in your DIY pin cushion, you can choose to stuff it with walnut shells, steel wool, emery sand, or plastic beads, to name a few items. Plus, any of these items should be easily accessible in a local fabric store or the sewing department of a big box store. If you want to add another feature to your pincushion, you can stuff it with lavender, which will produce a calming yet fragrant aroma for you to enjoy while sewing.
Why Make Your Own Pin Cushion?
Making your own pin cushion should be an enjoyable experience. Besides serving as a creative outlet, there are many other benefits to making your pincushion. Let’s look at three of the top reasons people choose to engage in DIY pin cushion making.
What Do You Need to Make a DIY Pin Cushion?
There are countless ways to do this, but the materials are all basically the same. Make sure you have these items on hand before you get started:
- A remnant of your favorite material (size varies – but 3-4 inches should work in most cases)
How to Make a DIY Pin Cushion in 5 Steps
Once you feel comfortable that it is cushiony enough, sew the unsealed opening by hand or using a sewing machine.
There is no limit to the number of adorable and eye-catching pincushion patterns you can choose from. Select your favorite color, a zany pattern from Pinterest or an online PDF to get started. Most of the materials we’ve mentioned are commonly on hand in your sewing kit or linen closet. Adding embellishments will help your idea pop and capture your unique self-expression.
Thanks for checking out our DIY pin cushion article. Hopefully, we’ve left you inspired to get started right away on a project of your own. We’re always glad to help someone explore and exercise their creative muscles. Now let’s get crafty!
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