Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sewing is My Happy Hour - Martini Pincushion Tutorial

I'm sorry that my regular schedule of posts have been absent. I had no idea what Quilt Market would be like and I totally got swept up into it! I have so much to tell you as well as all my scheduled posts. But all of that will have to wait for just a few days so that I can share with you a chocolate martini.. a martini pin cushion that is!

When Arrow Sewing Cabinets announced a pin cushion blog hop, I had to jump on. Want to follow the hop from the beginning? Jump on to their site for all the details.

Time spent sewing truly is my happy hour, so it is only fitting that I have a chocolate martini pincushion. You could change the color and make it just about any drink you like. Or if martinis aren't your thing, you can change it to look like a super yummy dessert.

What do you need?
*martini glass
*sheet of chocolate brown felt
*poly fill stuffing
*sheet of white felt
*Stickles glitter glue
*hot glue

How long do you need?
Less than an hour

What do you do?

Cut a circle out of the brown felt a few inches larger than the diameter of martini glass.
Squish the felt round into the glass until you form a cone and only have a single large fold.
Take the cone out and hand sew the fold crease.
Here it is stitched up on the crease.
Then you will remove the excess by cutting off the fold.
Add hot glue all around the inside on the top of the glass and gently place the brown cone back in. (Don't worry about the mess of the hot glue showing, that will be covered up later.)
Stuff the glass full of the poly-fill. You want it to be pretty dense.
Move the glass upside down on the white felt and draw a circle around it with about 1" larger diameter. You will want it to have an irregular border. This is supposed to look like a yummy creme top to the martini.
Cut out the white felt. Add a line of hot glue on the outside of the glass on the top of the rim and fold down the white felt. Once it is dry, add a line of Stickles glue glitter along the border.

Doesn't it look delicious? My pins go in like butter! I am really loving this cushion. These would be adorable as gifts for the new seamstress.

I hope you have enjoyed the blog hop! This is your last stop - I hope it was a sweet one. Hop on back to Arrow for more details on their giveaways.


Turnedgypsy said...

cute pin cushion idea..


Please visit my blog if you get a chance. I did not post today because we have a job going on at our house...storm damage from last week clean up

but when I start posting again...I will have giveaways..

SharonA said...

Fun idea! Thanks for sharing!

Mandy @HKCHIC said...

oh i love this. i might actually have to make one, maybe not a martini glass, but a wine glass or um... wonder what i can do with a beer bottle... :)

Anne said...

Thanks for the great tute! I was wondering why the filling did not show...very clever!

kluless said...

This is inspired, just imagine all the "flavors" you could create!

Tracey said...

I love, love, love it! What a great idea!

Tracey said...

I love, love, love it! What a great idea!

Gingham Skies said...

Super cute!

Bobbi said...

WOW!!! this is so FUN!

chastity said...

very cute...LOVE laughing who doesnt want a Martini?

Becky said...

That is really cute!

Anonymous said...

very creative!

Karla Schroeder

MulticrafterAmy said...

Fun idea! Wheres the olive?

Jenny Rodriguez said...

Thanks everyone!! I'm glad the martini was a hit. I'm really loving it on my sewing table. The felt has a great give and my needles just melt into it.


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