how to make a pin cushion for sewing machine

Have you seen this little pin cushion attached to my sewing machine?

It’s the epitome of ugly and sad. The color is terrible. It was supposed to be a jigsaw puzzle piece¬†but it’s not really clear. And that ribbon! Ugh.

So I whipped a new one up in just a little less than thirty minutes. There really is no need for a tutorial but I felt like taking photos. So…

1) trace the shape of your pin cushion. mine was round. i used a bowl to get the shape.
2) prepare ribbon or string of equal length
3) pin parts together with ribbons at opposite sides
4) sew and leave a gap for turning inside out
5) feed with fiberfill
6) handsew shut
7) ready to be attached to its new bestfriend

And here is Lorelai’s new bling:

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