How to Make a Pretty Pincushion with a Button Centercomments (13) March 18th, 2009
In planning out my projects for the month, I first thought of ways to use lots of buttons. But I also remembered that I have several prized buttons that are no longer in sets—singles and sometimes doubles here and there. And while I love looking at them in my button jars, I wanted to come up with a project that would allow me to feature a few of them in an item I use often. And so was born this multicrafty pincushion with button center. To make this project, you'll patch, sew, and crochet your way to a perfect pedestal for a favorite button or two. Bonus: Your favorite few buttons will never roll off the back of your sewing table into the abyss anymore. And if you're scared to commit some of your button faves to this project, remember that you can always cut them loose and add new buttons if you finally find the perfect project for your lone fasteners.
- Two fabric remnants, at least 8 inches x 8 inches
- Sewing machine (optional) or sewing needle and thread
- Small amount polyfill stuffing
- Embroidery needle
- Small amount sock yarn (or crochet thread or embroidery floss)
- Size 2.75mm steel crochet hook
- Two or three large buttons
Step 1: Piece, stuff, and sew the pincushion.
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