Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Pin Cushion

A couple of months ago I picked up a vintage dog planter, marked made in 1948 for $4.00.
I bought it for a close friend who loves dogs, with the idea that I would make it into a pin cushion. I have to get better at taking pictures while I am making something so you can see my steps. Oh, well.... next time.
I took an old nylon stocking and stuffed it with batting. I tied off the open end and covered it with a piece of muslin. I used a basting stitch to attach it to the stuffed stocking. I then worked it into the opening on the planter.
I finished it off by putting a piece of vintage lace around the edge and added a couple vintage buttons. I used a hot glue gun to secure both the lace and the buttons.
It's hard to see the buttons, but they are on the narrow side of the opening, closest to the dog's body.

Using vintage planters, has become a favorite gift of mine to give my sewing friends. I have use vintage head vases as well... they make great pin cushions.

Mmmmmm... maybe I should start looking for tea cups as well!!


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