Friday, August 15, 2014

Pin Ups

I love to sew, among other things and one day I came across instructions on making bottle cap pincushions.  These are miniature pincushions using a bottle cap as a base. 

They can be made from many different materials, from quilt fabric,  wool roving, and  craft felt.   They are adorable, decorative, collectible and functional.   I've seen them plain or embellished to the hilt.   They are especially useful when your working on specific projects that require only a few pins or needles.  My specialty needles tend to get lost in my regular pincushion and these little guys are just the ticket to prevent that from happening.

Whenever I see an item I've never seen before, my first thought is "I can do that!"  And I did.  Here are a few of my newest line of pincushions.

Purple and White Bottle Cap Pincushion  This one has embroidered flowers and is made from wool felt and wool roving
This one has fuchsia wool roving and tan wool felt and is embroidered with a spiral design with French knot accents.  Fuchsia and Tan Bottle Cap Pincushion

Gray and Hot Pink Bottle Cap Pincushion with Embroidered Flowers  this one has gray wool felt and hot pink wool roving with embroidered flowers.
This little Apple Basket Bottle Cap Pincushion  was a total accident.  When I was finished making it I realized that it looked like the old wooden bushel baskets used to store fruits and veggies.
I have plans to make lots and lots of these little treasures,  They're fun to make as long as you keep your eyes open and don't felt you fingers while you're at it!


  1. Entertaining blog! Those are so cute and useful at the same time. Best wishes for your success in making and selling these original pieces of fiber art.

  2. LOVE those little pin cushions. What a great idea to use bottle caps for the minis. And your embellishments are to die for, Nancy!. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Love these, super creative and very cute. Hope you get lots of sales of these :).

  4. So cute! I love to make pincushions too!


  5. The mini pincushions are adorable! Have fun making more and seeing them off to new homes via sales!

  6. Those are so cute! I love the fuschia and tan pincushion. And the embroidered flowers are adorable!

  7. So much artfulness in a tiny creation! These mini pincushions are great. I especially like the colors of the fuschia and tan one. Thanks for sharing.

  8. How cute! I don't think I would have the patience for that, but I'm glad you do!