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Aqua Pincushion Tutorial

I love love love aqua, and I am transforming my bathroom (and my bedroom soon) into an aqua oasis.  One of my plans includes moving my craft supplies into my master closet to make them more accessible to me - and less accessible to my teens.

So my supplies: a cute floral shaped bowl, some gorgeous aqua and teal fabric, scissors, a rubber band, polyester fiberfill and (lots of) hot glue.
This is my cutie pie bowl.  I love the petal shape.  It's white and so pretty!

The best part about this little gem is the price!
I bought 1/4 yard of this fabric at JoAnn's.  It cost me $1.50.  I could easily make 2 more of these with the leftover fabric after I cut enough off to cover the bowl with about 3 inches to spare.  I just left it in a square shape.
After I stuffed the fiberfill into the center of the fabric, I wrapped wrapped it well and secured the extra fabric with a rubber band.
Hot glue like crazy - the bottom and the edges. It's that simple!

I spent about $7.50 on this project.  $4 of that was for those gorgeous straight pins!!!

Now it's time to put those pins to good use and actually do some sewing....

Do you sew? How did you learn? What have you made?






I am linking up to these lovely parties:
Craftomaniac
Skip to My Lou
Hope Studios
Not Just a Housewife

2 comments:

  1. Great project! I saw you on Not Just a Housewife and her linky party! Have a great day!

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  2. Ok, I love this!! I have recently cranked up my sewing machine and have been losing pushpins like crazy! However, I'm not really wanting to "sew" a pincushion because I'd rather spend my sewing time on all my other projects!! I totally think I am going to have to do this! Gotta go find a bowl! :)

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