Friday, March 16, 2012

DIY: Pin Cushion Bracelet

I don't know about you but when I'm sewing, and pulling out pins, I struggle to stick the pin in my pin cushion. I end up having to stop and hold the pin cushion still, which is frustrating. Now maybe that only happens to me, but either way, I decided to make myself a pin cushion bracelet! You can make this in basically any shape you want but this tutorial is for the heart shaped one. I used fabric scraps that I had in my stash to make this, so if you have scraps this is a great way to use them up. Here's how I did it.

To start I folded a piece of fabric in half and pinned it so it wouldn't shift. Then I outlined half of a heart onto the fold of it.

Next I cut the heart out. Then I lined it up on another portion of the fabric (still on the fold), pinned it, and cut it.

I decided I wanted to add a decorative pocket so I took another fabric I had and started it out the same as I did for the other pieces. But instead of cutting out the whole shape I stopped short and cut across.

I ended up with three pieces like this.


Next I hemmed the top of the triangular piece (I only folded it over once because I didn't want it to be bulky).


Then I cut a piece of elastic to my wrist size, and stitched it to the back. I used a straight stitch, but I went back and forth a few times.

I'm not good at keeping my lines straight when I sew backwards lol 

After that I stitched the elastic closed. You can use a thinner elastic, elastic in a fabric casing, or even use fabric with velcro closures to make these. I just liked the look of the thick white elastic.

After that I layered the pieces. The front piece and the pocket piece I laid right side up. The back piece I put wrong side up. Then I pinned it and stitched up the whole thing leaving a small space at the bottom to turn it right side out.


Then I stuffed it and stitched the opening shut.

and that's it!

What do you think?


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