Introduction: PORTABLE PINCUSHION

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This is a useful pincushion for when you need to bring your sewing projects with you.

Step 1: YOU NEED

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MATERIALS:

-a surprise plastic egg;

-a scrap piece of fabric.

TOOLS:

-scissors;

-all purpose glue.

Step 2: CUT THE FABRIC

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Cut a long narrow stripe of fabric.

It should be really long (depending on how big your surprise plastic egg is), and tall the double of the high of the bottom part of the plastic egg.

Step 3: FOLD

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Fold it in half lengthwise.

Step 4: ROLL

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Roll it up.

Step 5: TRY

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Try if it fit well your plastic egg. If is too big, just cut a piece of it away.

Step 6: GLUE

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Pace some glue on the bottom of the plastic egg.

Step 7: PLACE FABRIC

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Insert your fabric roll in the egg, and push it down well. It should arrive about at the edge of the half plastic egg.

Step 8: PIN IT

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Just place your pins and needles inside.

Step 9: PLACE TOP

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Place the top on. Ready to put in your sewing bag!

Step 10: READY

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Done!

It stand up by itself, as the bottom part is way heavier than the top one.

Comments

mrsmerwin (author)2017-02-04

I am going to make mine this evening. I can't believe I never thought of this. Thanks

marcellahella (author)mrsmerwin2017-02-05

I tough that too before I made it!

It is so simple, and the needles don't go everywhere in my sewing bag.

mrsmerwin made it! (author)marcellahella2017-02-05

I made mine last night. I did not have any eggs so I used a pill bottle. I rolled up a scrap of wool because my aunt said it keeps your pins sharp longer. The pins are up high enough to reach but low enough I can still cap the bottle and throw it in my bag for the day.

marcellahella (author)mrsmerwin2017-02-06

That's a good idea, thanks for posting the photos, I'm glad this instructable was useful to someone

mrsmerwin (author)marcellahella2017-02-06

it is probably useful to more people than you think. Not everyone takes the time to comment. I know a lot of times I don't.

marcellahella (author)mrsmerwin2017-02-06

Yes that's true! Me too

Magzzee (author)2015-12-22

Thank you, great idea!

marcellahella (author)Magzzee2015-12-29

You are welcome!

ClaraL (author)2015-12-29

Love it!!!!!

marcellahella (author)ClaraL2015-12-29

Thanks!

katyreec (author)2015-12-19

Pretty cleaver! Thx!

marcellahella (author)katyreec2015-12-19

You are welcome!

Nettiemac (author)2015-12-19

Nifty idea.

marcellahella (author)Nettiemac2015-12-19

Thank you!

Kozmicblues69 (author)2015-12-17

Good idea! The next Kinder Egg I'll eat it will be a portable pincushion! Thanks for sharing it :)

You are welcome!

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