I was given a very lovely book for my birthday called Junk Genius by Juliette Goggin and Stacy Sirk. There are lots of great ideas for turning odds and ends into lovely items for your home but the one that caught my eye first was the pincushion. I’ve always wanted to make my own pincushion (odd, I know) and a lovely friend gave me some children’s play sand last year for just this occasion. It’s such a simple idea, but effective and pretty too so I thought I would pass on the instructions.
I’ve used a pretty teacup and saucer but a jug would work just as well, as shown in Junk Genius.
I have made mine stand quite proud of the teacup because I wanted a nice fat pincushion but that is up to you. The instructions said to glue it in place but I felt it didn’t need glueing as it sat quite firm.
Such a pretty addition to your sewing table and so quick and easy to make. It would make a great present for the sewer in your life.
How to make a Pincushion by Jacqui Brooks
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