This recycled project is made using a soft drink or water bottle plastic cap and fabric scraps!
Great project for groups of students, Girl Scouts or beginning sewers. I have been making this easy to make Personal Pin Cushion with my middle school home ec students for several years now. The students love to wear them while hand sewing and often make extras for gifts!
Make a Fashion Statement the next time you Sew! Make and wear a Personal Pin Cushion Ring!
Step 1: SUPPLY LIST
-Clean plastic lid from plastic soda or water bottle
-4" Diameter template or small bowl (for tracing circle pattern onto the fabric)
-Needle and about 28" of any color thread (the thread won't be visible when the project is completed)
-6" of small elastic cord (not beading elastic cord--it's too flimsy)
-About one handfull of fiberfill (may be inexpensively purchased or remove from an old pillow---Note: Do not substitute a cotton ball for the fiberfill- it will not work as well...it is too dense for the needles/pins to pass through when compressed by the fabric pin cushion top!)
-Drill (I used a manual hand drill to bore two holes in the plastic cap---if manking lots of pin cushion rings, use an electric drill and pre-drill all the caps!)
-Glue gun and glue stick
Note: All items are NOT pictured...use the list!
Step 2: PREPARE THE PLASTIC BOTTLE CAP...."Ring Base"
-Use a drill and make two small holes in each lid.
Depending on the age of the crafters, you may want to have an adult pre-drill all the holes and have the lids ready.