Saturday, October 2, 2010

Pincushion Ring Tutorial

What do you get when you mix fashion and sewing?  A pin cushion ring, of course!  I can't tell you how many times I drop my pins on the floor as I'm learning to sew.  I knew I needed a pin cushion but didn't like the idea of wearing a bulky pillow on my wrist, so I decided to make one into a ring!  With my tutorial, you too can feel pretty while you craft!


pretty fabric
(1) ring pop
(1) 1-gallon water cap
hot glue gun

Step 1:

Cut off (or eat!) the candy part of the ring pop.  (It comes off easily if you take a knife to it.)
You'll be left with this:

Step 2:  Cut off the peg part of the ring so that you're left with a flat base.  I sawed mine off with a knife - be careful!

Step 3:  Cut out a circle of your fabric with about a 6" diameter.  I used a little plate as a guide.

Step 4:  Next you're going to create the cushion. 
Wrap your fabric around a chunk of fiber-fil and the water cap so that you have a cushiony ball.  Then hot glue the ends of the fabric to the bottom (flat side) of the cap.  This part takes a little patience to get the shape you want; but don't worry, you'll get it!

It should look like this on top.

Step 5:  I'm sorry I don't have a picture for this, but I think you'll understand.  Glue the bottom of the cushion you just made onto the base of the ring.  Let dry.

          Step 6:  Next, cut a strip of fabric about 3/4" x 7"

Step 7:  The base of your ring won't look so pretty, so glue the strip of fabric around to cover it up.

Ta-dah!  You're ring is complete.  Just add pins!



Melissa said...

Great idea!


Lisa said...

What a cute idea! I'm always leaving pins all over the house and getting in trouble so this would help me!

the3125 said...

I love it! My comment will second the comment from Lisa above (my name is Lisa too!). I must give this a try! Thanks for sharing :)

Lacey said...

This is GENIUS! LOVE IT! I can't wait to make one.

Terrell said...

WAYYY creative!! Loving this find! I'm happy to be your newest follower of your delightful blog and would love to have you as a friend at FrouFrou Decor! Be sure to link up your sweet creations each week at my Fabulous Friday Finds party! Hope to see you there!
~Terrell @ FrouFrou Decor~

Colleen said...

What a great idea! Thank you for sharing this.

l said...

how cute is this idea? i will try it. i don't sew, but making little rings with fabric like this a great idea!

...with ♥, Amber said...

What a fantastic idea! thank you for sharing, I am your newest follower~!

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