Monday, June 25, 2012

Picture Frame Pin Cushion

I have a store-bought magnetic pin cushion.  It works great.  However, I've discovered that, if I'm at my sewing machine and need a place to put my pins, my pin cushion is either on my ping pong table cutting table or ironing board.  I needed something right next to my machine that would stay there.  I pulled out one of my favorite frames (that was gifted to me fourteen years ago at my bridal shower) and a piece of fabric (that was passed on as a scrap from a dear friend) and put together this pin cushion in about five minutes (seven, if you count gathering supplies). 
Want to make one?
Here's all  you need:
Frame (any size)
Piece of card board but to the size of the opening
Scrap fabric just a bit bigger than the card board
Masking tape
Duct Tape

Lay your cardboard (cut to the size of the photo opening) down on your fabric and
cut the fabric, leaving about 1.5" on each side.
Center the cardboard on the back of the fabric, and tape down
two of the sides with fabric with the masking tape.
Stuff it with batting.
Fold down the remaining two sides and tape with masking tape.
I then added duct tape to make sure it doesn't go anywhere!
Put it in the frame, add the backing and it's done!

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1 comment:

  1. I really like this! Thanks for the inspiration.