I’m on a pincushion kick this week. I’ve admired the work of Jen Segrest for a while and finally made time to give her bottle cap pincushion tutorial a try. (Check out the great tutorial over at Craft Stylish.) And, wow, are these pincushions addictive. I was not able to make just one, so I decided to spread the word during my weekly craft segment on “Take Five & Company.”
Taking what I learned from Jen’s tutorial, I whipped up some little cupcake pincushions with seed bead sprinkles on top. My pincushions are so very basic compared to the detailed stitching and embellishments that Jen does, but I just started making these things two days ago, so I’m going to give myself a break.
The photo below shows the steps I took to make my cupcake. (If you want more detailed instructions see the tutorial I mentioned above. It’s really good.)
You can apply the same techniques and make larger pin cushions using bigger jar lids and bottle caps. Here’s one I whipped up using a metal lid as the base. (Note: Cotton is a little more challenging than felt when it comes to shaping pincushions.)