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Friday, November 1, 2013
Made a Weighted Pin Cushion using pennies
I desperately needed a heavier pin cushion. I hate when I only have one had to grab a pin and the pin cushion doesn't let go of the pin and then tried to travel with the pin. (Please imagine the beginning of this infommercial with pathetic looking people trying to grab pins and knocking pin cushions onto the floor in frustration). So, I used this little wire basket and after sewing 2 egg shaped circles of fabric together I made a hole in the bottom of the "egg" and filled it with stuffing and then about 50 pennies. Then I used fabric glue to cover the hole with a patch. After setting the egg in the basket I wound metallic thread around it to secure the egg to the basket and stuck an angel doohicky in.Voila!