Thursday, April 7, 2011

~Paint Palette Pin Cushion Tutorial~

Materials Needed:
"Flower" shaped Paint Palette ~I got mine from Hobby Lobby~
7 different colored fabric squares 6"x6"
Marking pen
Sewing Machine
Fiber Fill
Hot Glue gun
Painter Palette
Rainbow assortment of fabrics
 For my circle "template" I used a bowl with a 5 1/2" diameter.
Trace on to fabric with marking pen.
 Cut out.
 Stitch a gathering stitch 1/4" (on my machine it is a 7)
 all around the edge of the circle
 Pulling the end threads, gather the sides in.
 Leave a small opening.
Using a small hand full of the fiber fill stuff the fabric piece
until it is nice and rounded.  You do not want to over
stuff but it should be firm enough to hold pins.
Tie off the gathered end threads.
 Now repeat with the remaining 6 fabric rounds.
Using a hot glue gun.
 Fill the center first and insert the stuffed fabric round.
 Make sure to tuck in the edges so it is nice and smooth looking.
 Now repeat until the tray if full!
 These make great little gifts!

Happy Sewing!


Sandy said...

What a great idea! I am bookmarking this to make one for my new sewing room after we move. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Amy said...

Clever and very cute!

Rachaeldaisy said...

That is so cute!!

Deanna said...

Cute and colorful! Deanna -