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« on: May 17, 2008 11:01:57 AM »

I found a tutorial on Flickr that makes bottle caps and felt into very cute pincushions. I decorated mine with a little bit of embroidery. Here is the first one that I tried . . . it is super simple since I didnt like how it came together.



The second one was a bit more intricate, with vines and flowers.



Let me know what you think!
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2008 11:12:10 AM »

These are cute. I think I saw that tutorial as well. I really like the little flowers.
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2008 11:13:56 AM »

That second one is gorgeous, I love the embroidery.
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2008 01:54:36 PM »

very cute, i really like the second one
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2008 02:12:51 PM »

i dig the little flowers on the second one. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2008 03:16:09 PM »

I've been wanting to make one of these... how easy would you say it was to make?  They both are cute, dig the color of the second one a lot, the flowers are done so nicely.
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2008 03:50:38 PM »

I've been wanting to make one of these... how easy would you say it was to make?  They both are cute, dig the color of the second one a lot, the flowers are done so nicely.

They were very easy to do. I had some difficulties with the first one because I just cut the strip for the side without a pattern and it ended up crooked. Also, since I used contrasting thread, it was really obvious when I made a mistake. The brown one worked far better, stitching with the same color thread and then decorating.

Another tip: For the gathering of the top bit, make sure you use really strong thread, I broke the thread THREE times on the first one and twice on the second. Very frustrating.

Im hoping to do one a night for a month, so Ill have little gifts to give away on my blog and to friends.
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2008 06:50:11 PM »

really nice !! Great job !! love the one with the flowers !

I also wanted to make a tiny pincushion so I made a bottlecap one but then I wanted to make a tinier one so  I used a plastic lid from a milk container instead... :-)
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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2008 08:49:11 PM »

I've been wanting to make one of these... how easy would you say it was to make?  They both are cute, dig the color of the second one a lot, the flowers are done so nicely.

They were very easy to do. I had some difficulties with the first one because I just cut the strip for the side without a pattern and it ended up crooked. Also, since I used contrasting thread, it was really obvious when I made a mistake. The brown one worked far better, stitching with the same color thread and then decorating.

Another tip: For the gathering of the top bit, make sure you use really strong thread, I broke the thread THREE times on the first one and twice on the second. Very frustrating.

Im hoping to do one a night for a month, so Ill have little gifts to give away on my blog and to friends.

Thanx for the tips... I'm planning on making one of these really soon... Just need the felt... =)
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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2008 07:21:46 AM »

The second one reminds me of a yummy bon bon. Great job!
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