Introduction: Pin Cushion Go Anywhere Pen
Make a travel pin cushion/case for your needles out of a pen in only a minute!
Step 1: Tools and Materials
You will need scissors, pliers, an old pen, a small piece of felt, and pins!
Step 2: Yoink!
Remove the ink cartridge from the pen.
Step 3: Cut the Pen to Desired Length
You can make the travel pen any length you want, but I like it cut a little longer than my pins at least. You don't have to cut it at all, but it may get lost with other pens if left normal length. Be sure to cut the top of the pen and not the bottom so that there isn't a hole where the bottom of the pen should be.
Step 4: Cut Felt to Size
Once the pen is the length you want it cut out a piece of felt that is almost as tall as your pen and about on inch wide.
Step 5: Stuff the Felt!
Roll the felt up tightly and cram it all the way into the pen. The felt should go all the way in. If you cut it too long or didn't roll the felt tightly enough it might just stick out half way like this. You don't want any extra sticking out at all. The felt should be in very tight so that a needle won't pull it out when you withdraw it. You could glue the felt, but it shouldn't be necessary.
Step 6: Voila!
You are done. Time to venture forth into the wide world pins at the ready!
Step 7: Other Ideas
I didn't add any decoration to the pen in the picture, but gluing patterned paper or fabric around the pen barrel and cap would be really pretty.
If you have a lot of needles of different sizes you can organize them by using different colored pen caps.
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