Monday, August 27, 2012

Cactus pin cushion&keeper : Repurpose project

Since I bought the sewing machine. Seem like I got a need for things that never have a meaning for me before; pin cushion, for example. So I designed to make one and this one should be function as pin keeper as well. Coz I plan to carry it with me to the sewing class.
And I ended up with this
I've got the original tutorial for cactus making here :



Looks simple enough for the beginner sewer, right? Let's start!

1. Cut the felt to 6 pcs of semi-circle. I used 2 tone of green to coordinated.


2. Find empty cosmetic jar, wrap it with your fabric scraps useing glue gun to attach. Cut a long rectangle piece of felt to wrap the lid if you's like. Cut a circle same size as the top of the lid. Leave the jar and circle piece wait to grow the cactus.


3. Sew a pair of semicircle together. We would got 3 semicircle caps, trim the edge of the cap and flip them inside out.











4. Sew along the center of 3 semicircle caps. Stuff each room with polyester And sew to close the rooms.


5. Sew your cactus with the circle piece. Use glue gun to attach it to the jar lid.

6. Let the cactus bloom if you'd like. I've just cut the red felt to 2 flower shape and sticked them to cactus with my pins. How lazy ^^


There you've got it! Open lid to store the pin and use the lid as the cushion. I'm love how it turned out. Hope you like it too. :)

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