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« on: December 16, 2004 08:10:06 AM »



Made this some time ago but kept adding stuff to it and now it looks pretty cute!

It's really easy to make too. I used scraps and a bottle cap from any ol' pet bottle.
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2004 11:43:47 AM »

I have one of these (it's not nearly so pretty, btw) but it has two holes in the base and elastic strung through it so I can wear it like a ring when I'm frantically sewing.
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2004 05:07:50 PM »

How did you get the holes there?

I wanted to make one like yours but couldn't figure out how to put the holes in the bottle cap.
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2004 06:10:25 PM »

How did you get the holes there?

I wanted to make one like yours but couldn't figure out how to put the holes in the bottle cap.

I bet you could get a nail, and hammer a nail into it for the holes....
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2004 06:38:18 PM »

I have one of those, too!  I think it looked like whoever made it melted the hole there; I imagine you could probably hold a nail with a pair of pliers, heat it for a few seconds over a candle, and press it through the cap pretty easily.
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2004 06:48:53 PM »

Good idea! I'm gonna look for small bottle caps to make a pin cushion ring!
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2004 08:33:33 PM »

When  I  made them......I got my son to drill two holes in  the bottle lids.
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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2004 01:44:59 PM »

When  I  made them......I got my son to drill two holes in  the bottle lids.
that would be easy, and wouldn't bend the cap, duh! I love power tools.
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2004 02:54:47 PM »

That is uber kawaii Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2005 10:16:34 PM »

sorry to bring up an old thread, but it looks cool! I was wondering if in the frenzy of sewing, any of you who use one of these have ever pinned yourself instead of the ring? ;p
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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2005 02:37:15 PM »

that's so cute!
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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2005 04:50:12 PM »

goodness!!! I love that!!! How would you make this though!? I would love love LOVE to know! Do TELL!!!
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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2005 06:16:00 PM »

It's super easy.

On a piece of fabric draw a circle 9cm in diameter. Cut .5cm away from this circle. That is your seam allowance.

Sew running stitch on the line you drew. Pull the thread so that it gathers and the fabric forms a little pouf, but do not close off the hole completely.

Put stuffing in the pouf. Now pull the thread so that the pouf closes completely.

Sew some stitches at the bottom to secure it.

Stuff the whole thing in a bottle cap.

Decorate!

You're done!

It've got another one here.

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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2005 06:25:49 PM »

Those are unbelievably cute! Great job Softshoeshuffler! I can't wait to try this...
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« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2005 06:41:00 PM »

Yeah, would be nice to see photos of different bottlecap pin cushions!
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« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2005 07:57:36 AM »

It's so teensy and adorable! Either this or the felted mushroom... can't decide! Would be especially cute if all your pins were the same colors as the cushion... albeit hard to find on the cushion.
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« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2005 05:56:33 PM »

What kind of bottle cap did you use??  At first I was picturing a beer style bottle cap, but now I can see that's not the case.
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« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2005 05:14:55 AM »

No. It's a pet bottle cap.
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« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2005 11:01:06 AM »

This is cute.  I have sent you a message.  I am a new member with questions already.  Thanks.
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« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2005 12:00:57 PM »

Great -- but how wide an elastic do y'all recommend to keep it from sliding around or cutting off circulation?  A dumb question, I know, but I seem to be elastically challenged -- I ALWAYS get it wrong.... Tongue
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« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2005 06:49:22 PM »

These are the sweetest pin cushions i've seen!  I have been looking for a design for a small cushion...thanks it is adorable!

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