I’ve always hated my weird tomato pin cushion…why don’t more people sell/make cuter versions of pin cushions?! And, WHY is there NOT a magnet in every pin cushion so that you can suck up all the pins that didn’t make it back to the cushion when you’re in a sewing frenzy (any one else find pins all over the place after a sewing project?).
So, I’ve had this idea stuck in my head for a while. Sometimes, it takes me a while (or a push like a fun contest) to put my ideas to reality. As a crafter, I often think of ideas that would make my world (in craftland) better/more pretty/more practical. This fits the bill on all counts. And here’s how to do it!
- 4 oz. canning jar
- Small piece of cute fabric
- Stuffing (I used some extra needle felting I had from another project)
- Magnet Sheet
Use the inside of the canning lid to trace a circle on magnetic sheet.
Cut out the circle in the magnetic sheet.
The magnetic sheet had adhesive on one side, but I used a little hot glue to secure it in place. Super glue would work too.
Grab a handful of fluff…
Do you best to squish it in ball on top of the center insert of the canning lid.
Then cover with your fabric.
With the fluff and fabric on top, push the canning insert up into the lid, this is a little tricky.
Trim off the excess fabric from the bottom of the lid. I used a small pair of scissors to cut off most of it.
And then I used an exacto knife to get the rest until it looked like this.
THE FINAL PRODUCT!
Just screw the lid on the jar, and you have yourself an adorable, practical pin cushion!