Friday, February 12, 2010

Pin Keep Box

I have been busy with things other than sewing or quilting lately and decided to take some time to do a quick sewing project. A girl can never have too many pin keeps, so this is what I came up with.
I bought the unfinished wood box at the 'Quilted Acorn' and gave it a coat of Bronze paint followed by a coat of black, which I then wiped down to my liking.

I did a Google search for a square pin cushion and found a lovely tutorial at 'Kootoyoo'. I made the cushion with a square of fabric lined with some black wool and sewed a decorative feather stitch around the edges. I then made a smaller muslin cushion and filled it with some plastic pellets (I like these as I can adjust the shape of the things with them) and inserted it in the cushion and then added some fiberfill stuffing around it. To finish it, I stitched on a nice vintage button and pulled with all my might to draw the center in. I love the idea of having the box to keep thread spools, thimbles, needles, etc...,. in. I think this will come in very handy.

On another note, my Sophie is going in to the vet today to be spade. Poor thing!

She has no idea what the day has in store for her.

Until next time ~ Suzanne. Print Friendly and PDF


  1. Love it, Suzanne. Great job! And the CW fabric is perfect.

    Althought I've never had the pleasure of going to the Quilted Acorn, I know Cynthia from when I was involved in the decorative painting industry. She and I used to bump into each other at conventions. I just love her primitive, New England sytle of folk art. I'm sure she'd be thrilled to see what you created from one of their pieces of wood.

  2. Very nice on the pin cushion I too love the idea of the little box for needful things very clever.Also I too have 3 poms the oldest is named Sadie and she is 15yrs the other two are sisters named Lizzie and Lucy they are 4yrs I love them to pieces.Hope everything goes well for your Sophie she'll be sore for a short time mine were alittle upset with me at first when they got their surgery but they made up with me pretty fast lol.

  3. You are so very creative. I love seeing what you are working on. This Pin keep is just wonderful! I 'm sending Sophie some TLC. :0)

  4. Another great idea. Poor puppy.

  5. Love the idea of the little box for storage. Adding it to my to-do list.


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