Are you a beginner or expert seamstress? Do you know someone who is learning or enjoys sewing? This EASY to make Framed Pin Cushion makes a great addition to your sewing area or a thoughtful gift for someone else.
This is they type of project that is easy to customize and fit to any theme or decor, use your favorite colors or match grandma’s favorite quilt. It is also a frugal DIY, my favorite kind! I had this frame laying around, plus I had the buttons and scrap fabric on hand so it was essentially free. Scour thrift stores and yard sales for unique frames, you could make your framed pin cushion even more special by using a piece of fabric with meaning like a baby quilt, a scrap of lace from your mothers wedding gown, or the pinstripe dress shirt your husband said ” I do” in.
5×7 decorative frame (or whatever size you like)
hot glue gun/sticks
Remove back and glass from frame- set glass aside, save for another project if you want.
Place back of frame on fabric and cut around leaving 1 1/2 ” allowance on each side.
Hot glue frame 1/8″ from the edge on one end, press fabric into hot glue just barely overlapping.Repeat on opposite end. (You want your fabric slack to create the pillow effect).
Repeat the process again down one side, folding the corners as if you are folding a present.
Stuff batting between backing and fabric so that it is fluffy but still loose.
Hot glue final side down.
Place fabric covered backing inside frame and secure.
Lay out a practice pattern with buttons until you like the look of it, then hot glue them down being generous with glue to keep secure.
To create the hook to hold a pair of little scissors stack and glue 3 small buttons, top with a larger button (just be sure your scissors fit over it). Glue to frame.
Add stick pins, needles, or safety pins to create a helpful little sewing station!