Saturday, May 6, 2017

Sewing Themed Pincushion

Hello! Today I have a fun (and useful!) project to share with you using Eileen Hull's always popular Cookie Box Die and a bunch of Tim Holtz goodies. I made another pincushion:

It is my opinion that you cannot have too many cute pincushions.
Plus, I made it for my Mom.

It's easy to make! Take a look:

I cut out my cookie box pieces from mat board (you don't need a top) and inked them with the new Distress Oxide Inks (love them!) The On the Edge Sewing die parts I cut out of my hoarded Grunge Paper. In retrospect, I could have also used Paper Leather because both have the sturdiness and flexibility to wrap around the box and take the media I painted them with.

I also stamped on the sides of the box.

Sides are ready to get wrapped and glued!

The "cushion" part is just a circle of fabric with a running stitch around the perimeter. I pulled the stitch tight while filling it with batting. Then I stitched the hole closed so it wouldn't come undone.

To weight the pincushion down, I filled the box with rice. I also made the top more "cushion-like" with a button in the center and heavy thread to divide it into sections.

All that was left to finish it was to use my hot glue gun to glue on the top. I made sure I applied glue all around the edge so no rice could escape. =)

Thanks for stopping by! I am entering this project in the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog's current 'Put Your Inking Cap On' challenge. No patterned paper used here! ;-)

Dies Used:
Eileen Hull, Cookie Boxl (Sizzix )
Sewing Edge - retired 

Stamps Used:
Tim Holtz (S.A) - Haberdashery
Prima - Seamstress Vintage, 9607801

Distress Oxide Ink - Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Iced Spruce, Cracked Pistachio
Ranger Archival Ink - Potting Soil
Tim Hotz fabric
Sizzles mat board

Sizzix & Simon Says Stamp links in this post are affiliate links which do not affect the price you pay but allow me to earn a small percentage of a sale. Thanks! (My husband also thanks you!)


  1. Lisa, you are so right, you can never have too many of these pincushions! Love how you decorated the cookie box - the on the edge is just the perfect size! Anne xx

  2. Beautiful pin cushion! What a gorgeous design! Thanks for playing along with us at the Frilly and Funkie "Put on your Inking Cap" challenge!


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