Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ring pin cushion.....

I saw this cute little ring pin cushion in Martha Stewart's magazine recently and I thought that I could get it for myself for Xmas. A pin cushion that you can wear on your finger....HOW COOL IS THAT (ok, you'd probably only think it's COOL if you are a SEWer like me)!!

Anyway, I did a quick price check for such pin cushions and the price range is between USD10-20++ (excluding shipping). Well....I'm sure it's worth all that money as it takes time/effort to make those cute little things.....but I figured it won't be too hard to make one myself especially when I already have most of the materials. Afterall, a penny saved is a penny earned.

So I gathered a plastic bottle cap, some scrap fabrics and a small bunch of poly-fil stuffing....and with my needle and thread, I made this while watching a house-hunting episode on HGTV.

Ta-da......might not be as pretty as those for sale online but it'd serve my needs very well.
To give you an idea of the actual size of it (see photo below). I made it slightly bigger 'cos I use TOO MANY pins...haha!
I bought an adjustable ring with a flat plate from etsy(it's making its way to my PO Box right now)....on which I'd glue my itsy bitsy pin cushion. The cost breakdown of my ring pin cushion:
Fabrics from scrap bin - FREE
Plastic bottle cap - FREE (courtesy of Florida orange juice)
Small bunch of polyfil - $0.0000001 (since I paid only USD4 for the 32oz bag)
Adjustable ring - $0.75 (inclusive of shipping)

GRAND TOTAL came up to $0.7500001...and I do my teeeny part in recycling plastic and fabric. Not bad at all.

1 comment:

  1. It's so cute and it shows you are good with your hands! Thumbs-up! :))