DIY: Pin Cushion for sewing machine

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As a first project with my new/old sewing machine I decided to sew a pin cushion. There was already a stripe of velcro tape fixed on the machine to keep some needles but it was old and broken. And ugly! (And I was too lazy the peel the rest of the gum off the varnish.)

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One reason why I wanted this machine back is, that you can remove the feed dog for drawing with the sewing machine. I never tried this before but this is another awesome way to be creative. There are lots of tutorials on YouTube and I really should see these videos because it is not that easy as it looks like. As you can see in my first try, I need a lot of practice. But it was fun and adequate for my little cushion.

So, what did I need? A remnant, a little piece of velcro tape, absorbent cotton and double-faced adhesive tape.

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As first step I sewed a little drawing onto the fabric. I made this before I cut the fabric into little pieces, because it is easier with a bigger piece of fabric to move the fabric under the needle while drawing.

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I cut two equal squares out of the fabric. The first one with the embroidery in the middle. Then I sew the velcro trip with the loops on the second one.

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Now I sewed the two pieces right side on right side together, only let one edge open to turn around the fabric and fill it tight with the cotton.

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As the next step I flipped over the edges, sewed them together and also sewed around the three other sides in the same distance.

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Then I taped the strip with the hooks on the machine with the double-faced adhesive tape.

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I pushed the cushion onto the velcro tape and pinned some needles on it.

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Done!

Now I always have some pins right to hand and have place to pin them them when I sew, nothing will be lost by carelessly falling on the ground. And I can push on/pull off the cushion at any time. Plus the sewing machine got personality with some nice color.

 

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