A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Does your gift list have you stumped? Can never figure out what to make for Great Aunt Felma?  Each day through December 24, we are featuring a fabulous gift tutorial!  Check out the 2017 Handmade Holiday Gift Guide for (free!) recipes, patterns and more.
Total Members: 319,837
Currently Running With Scissors:
190 Guests and 4 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: 1 ... 22 23 [24] 25 26 ... 57
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: One little pincushion swap! Send-outs April 18  (Read 109512 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
You laugh because Im different, I laugh because your all the same.
Offline Offline

Posts: 1623
Joined: 01-Feb-2010

Eh what, no Im a f@$&ing squirel

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #230 on: March 31, 2013 01:19:57 AM »

 My pinterest is fixed! I can finally pin, edit and repin. 

« Reply #231 on: March 31, 2013 09:50:30 AM »


So when it comes to stuffing your pincushion, what are you going to use??
I have only made a couple of pincushion before and they where the tiny bottle cap ones. So you don't really need much stuffing Wink I just used poly fill. But now that I been pinning and look up pincushions, I now see there are alot of options out there for stuffing  Shocked

steel wool
coffee grounds
toy filler beans
polyester fiberfill
crushed walnut hulls
sos pads
Nylon hose

So what are you planning on using? or what do you thinks works the best?

Please refrain from frying bacon naked.
Offline Offline

Posts: 925
Joined: 15-Sep-2007

Mango Tango Scented Love Machine

View Profile
« Reply #232 on: March 31, 2013 10:19:13 AM »

I prefer cotton wadding.


* I Love personal swaps! *

"A dog is not almost-human, and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to describe it as such." - John Holmes
« Reply #233 on: March 31, 2013 10:28:34 AM »

I haven't been putting thought into the stuffing and I was just going to use poly-Fil. Now that I have options I don't know.  Maybe steel wool and poly mix...?


I do personal swaps!
« Reply #234 on: March 31, 2013 11:48:03 AM »

Happy Easter everyone and a special hello to my partner ladylepord I well need to go stalk your websites for ideas well start tomorrow  today I will spend with my family have a good one everyone



love to spoil when i swap Smiley
i also LOVE popcorn mmmm Popcorn
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2128
Joined: 20-Apr-2011

equal parts love and evil laughter

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #235 on: March 31, 2013 01:39:43 PM »

I've got a project on the go that I want to finish before i start work proper on this, which will take a couple of days or so... that's good, because it forces me to property plan Smiley I have a couple of ideas but no firm favourite to make yet

i was wondering, as this is my first pin cushion base, does anyone have any tips on making sure the pins don't come out though the base of the cushion. Obvs one option is to make it too fat for the pins to be able to reach all the way through... but are there other options, like... leather lining the base (inside whatever fabric you'd be using)? Or a cardboard/similar sheet inside the base maybe? What works or doesn't? Any comment on this from you pros?

I'm always up for swapping hexies, felt badges,or TM patches (or anything, really!) - PM me Cheesy
« Reply #236 on: March 31, 2013 01:44:00 PM »

I have used cardboard (from cereal boxes and the like) to good effect.  I made some wrist band cushions (they look like watches -- cute) and cardboard worked well as a base for those.

Fiber Arts Moderator
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 2429
Joined: 17-Nov-2008

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #237 on: March 31, 2013 02:50:18 PM »

In the past I have filled pincushions with poly-fil, and then lined the bottom with flat marbles or mounted the pincushion on a terra cotta pot base. Recently, I started using wool as a simple pincushion in a teacup which is cute and practical, but not very fancy. I wouldn't use steel wool for my own pincushions because I put felting needles in the and I don't know if that would damage the barbs...

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 1560
Joined: 10-Aug-2011
Making things, makes life happy!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #238 on: March 31, 2013 03:25:22 PM »

Greetings Everyone,

Seeing how this is my first pincushion. I was wondering about stuffing as well.

I do think i shall try a mixture the fine steel wool and cotton.  As to giving it weight I was thinking a long the lines of glass beads or pellets

well and wonderment
« Reply #239 on: March 31, 2013 03:29:47 PM »

Holy moly! So many great questions that I hadn't even considered! Lol as for me, I've made 3 maybe 4 pincushions and I've only ever used polyfill! Now you have me thinking!

follow me on Instagram  @delightfully.deedra
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 ... 22 23 [24] 25 26 ... 57 Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Recycled Sweater Quilt
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Mini Heart Pinata
Oh, deer!

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.