Pin Cushion Projects

I recently discovered these tutorials about how to make a pin cushion out of a soda bottle cap, and immediately I knew I had to make one for myself.

Here she is atop one of the tea towels I’ve been working on. The only thing she’s missing is a smile…I’ll have to take care of that!


I wanted a slightly larger pin cushion, so I used a wide-mouth bottle cap like you would find on a sports drink bottle. I loved this project because it was mostly recycled materials. I used the stuffing out of an old pillow I’d been meaning to throw away/find a project for. The felt I found is an eco-felt, and it’s made of recycled plastic bottles. In addition to using a larger bottle cap, I also used a larger round of felt for the top and attached it a little differently than the tutorial suggests so I got a more rounded top.

I can’t wait to make another one to tuck in with my embroidery thread. I haven’t decided which design to do yet – perhaps a little cupcake…or a bumble bee?

To make your own, check out Jen’s Flickr tutorials here:


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    Jody said,

    Awww she’s so cute! I love it! I am going to have to make one of these also – I sooo need one!

    And I love the idea of using an old pillow for the stuffing. I have two old pillows hidden away that have been waiting for the right project to come along so they can be re used.

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    […] For the next week or so, she’ll be bunking with the bumble bee and lovely ladybug. […]

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