- 4 sheets of felt (any color you like)
- Hot Glue Gun
Now we are going to start to make the bottom part of our pin cushion, what you do first is you take two of your bigger strips of felt, put one on top of the other and you start rolling. When you come to the end of those two strips you simply put down another one of the felt strips and continue rolling. Make sure that the last piece of felt you roll is the color that you want on the outside of your pin cushion. Now you just repeat what you just did with your four smaller strips of felt.
We are not finished yet. You can also decorate these 'cakes' with just about anything: rick-rack, beads, flowers, ribbons, buttons, pom-pom trim, just about anything that you can think of. What I did though is I took the outermost layer of felt on both after they had been glued on with hot glue (you just take the edge that is left and put a line of hot glue across and press down) I decided that I was going to decorate mine with pins. Here is what my pin cushion looked like.
Now there is one last thing that you can do with your pin cushion. You know how when you are sewing and you reach to stick the pin into the cushion and it slides away, and then you can't reach it. That has happened to me about a million times but, we have found a solution for that problem, this is where the magnets come in. We are going to glue magnets onto the bottom of each layer of the pin cushion. This will make it so that you can stick this pin cushion on to your sewing machine! Very handy and cute.
what you do is you get your glue gun and you just glue it to the bottom of both layers and on the top of the biggest layer if you want both of them to stick together. You may want to push them in if you got the magnets that I did, so they don't show when the whole thing is through. There you have it, a cute fun cake pin cushion. I will try on my next post to show you the pins that you can make to go with you cute 'cake' creation. Now remember that you can also find another tutorial for this project just by clicking the link Pin Cushion Tutorial. Have fun sewing!