When it comes to sewing I've always struggled with keeping my pins in one place (Stephen can attest to that). That's not to say I don't have a pincushion, I just find that when I'm sewing I feel as if I'm too busy to put them back. But these little pincushions are quite clever and practical. I've seen them on a few crafting websites and thought that just maybe I'd be more willing to take the time to keep things organized. Plus the added storage beneath is great for buttons, trims, needles, or thread/bobbins.
6x6 fabric scrap of your choice
jar with lid and band
cotton balls or fiberfill
cardstock (any color)
Step 1: Using the lid of the jar, cut out a circle of the same size from the cardstock.
Step 2: Using the lid of the jar, trace around it on the WRONG side of your fabric. Increase the circle's radius by 1-2 inches and cut out the larger circle.
Step 3: Layer the fabric, cotton balls, and lid, then place the "sandwich" inside the band.
Step 4. Press the lid down so that the cotton balls and fabric form the pincushion on the opposite side of the band. Check to see if you need to move the fabric to avoid creases. Make any necessary adjustments and then fold in the fabric and hot glue it to the underside of the lid.
Step 5: Trim away any excess fabric and hot glue the cardstock over the fabric edges.
Step 6: Line the band with a small bead of glue and insert the pincushion into it- pressing firmly. Add the lid to the jar and you have a brand new pincushion- enjoy!