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Topic: **UPDATED w/ tutorial** Funky Retro Pin Cushion  (Read 29623 times)
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« on: August 24, 2005 12:45:15 PM »

Here's an idea that I came up with while trying to figure out what to do with all these coffee mugs I had (I don't drink coffee so I really don't know why I bought them in the first place) This is just a proto-type I plan on posting more photos of the updated cushion. But here's the just of it. One funky mug plus some extra stuffin and matching material equals one crazy pin cushion

I don't think I'll make them with this type of fur maybe something alittle shorter.
Plus I thought I'd add a magnet to the bottom of the mug for easy pin pick up.

I want to sell these at an up coming craft show and was wondering what you all thought I should charge for them. I was thinking around $5.


Here's another one I made for that same craft show. I keep forgeting to take a photo of the magnet on the bottom. Oh well maybe next time.

***** TUTORIAL UPDATE  *****
I has this tutorial on the fourth page but moved it here so you could find it easier.

Here's how I assembled all the innards.
Lots of Stuffing
Foam Ball

I pull the fabric down over the ball then use the straight pins and attach the fabric to the ball.

Most of the time the ball fits snugly into the mug. If it doesn't I just kinda crunch the sides a tad till it does fit.
(Be careful not to try to jam the ball into the mug... I broke a mug and almost cut my self doing this.)

You could use hot glue to attach the ball to the inside of the mug to make sure it stays secure.

And thanks so much for all the great comments!!
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2005 01:09:25 PM »

Ooh, that's cute and practical, I totally love it!
I'd definitely pay at least 5$ for it, as long as that price covers your materials and labor cost.

« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2005 01:11:10 PM »

It's so cute! I would definitely pay $5 for it. Great job!

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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2005 01:39:22 PM »

thats really cool. $5 should do it.

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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2005 01:48:30 PM »

Cute idea!  I would buy one for $5

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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2005 04:37:12 PM »

That's really neat.

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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2005 08:32:40 AM »

i really really like that. i've been racking my brain for ideas for a fun pin cushion. yours rules.

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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2005 08:50:22 AM »

Magnet on the bottom for easy pin pick up is brilliant. And I would most definitely pay $5 for one.

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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2005 12:12:58 PM »

That is soooo cute.I would definitely buy one.The magnet is a superb idea.


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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2005 01:03:05 PM »

I love that. It's the best pin cushion I've ever seen! I'd definately pay 5 bucks for it.
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