Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Try it Tuesday~Remember this, spool pin cushion tutorial.

Remember this vintage spool~

and this~ the famous spool pin cushion with the Tim Holtz (alcohol ink stained) pins.
This pin cushion has 6,500 page views on my blog and has been pinned over 500 times.  I have been asked for the use of the picture, to sell it, for a tutorial and "did I make it".  Here is the scoop~
I bought it 4 years ago in Branson, Missouri at a craft/antique mall.  I had no idea it would be such a hit and because of that I decided to make one with you~ so get a spool, burlap, hot glue gun, pillow stuffing,  measuring tape trim, buttons, and pins:):)
I cut a 5" circle out of some burlap material ( bought at craft store)~


 This is showing how I started the process of stuffing the top of the spool.  I tagged it with hot glue in several spots and then added the stuffing.  I kept tagging with hot glue and adding stuffing.

It should look like this after repeating the process.

After that is done and it is all glued down~I went around it with the scissors and cut off the hang over~ It is now ready to decorate and add the measuring tape trim.  Just use what you have~old trim or lace would look pretty too.




and this is what I came up with!!! I did not buy anything special, just used what I had in my stash:):)
Let me know what you think:)
See ya soon~

19 comments:

  1. I had to laugh at the stats! WOW~! How did I miss this post?! Great step outs - has got me interested in creating!!! What a fun project :)

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  2. Thanks for this great tutorial! Your pin cushions look fabulous!

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  3. This is amazing, Connie! Thank you so much for showing how you did it.

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  4. Wow Connie. That is soooo cool - Congrats. I totally love love love it. Thanks for the stepxstep.

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  5. Both versions are simply fantstic! Thanks for the tutorial. :) I am thinking my Mom needs one.

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  6. Holy smokes!! Those are some awesome stats!! I was one of the pinners, I know that! LOL!! I love love love love love this!! LOVING how you created it!!! Pinning this one too! :)

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  7. I think it is a great addition to the "sewing" collectors wares, thanks for the info.

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  8. Such a great way to keep all those needed items for a quick mend. I wonder if even I could do this! Love it Connie!

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  9. This is so great Connie...love it! You never cease to amaze me!!!

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  10. oh my HECK.. i love it.. what a fun pin cushion.. girl you are so creative..

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  11. Oh WOW! This is brilliant! Love how you used what you had in your stash - this has come up a total treat! Well done YOU!!! :D

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  12. Oh my word! This is fantastic Connie! You always do amazing work!

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  13. Well I must be living under a rock, as I don't think I have seen this.
    It is STUNNING.
    I so want to make one...just to find an antique spool.
    Love this!

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  14. That is gorgeous and so clever. Love this bits of ephemera!

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  15. Are you kidding me?!?! You are so creative!!!!

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