DIY: Box Shaped Pin Cushion

For the past week, I’ve been learning how to drape a dress form (a little bit each night since I work full time). Not having a pin cushion was very inconvenient so I decided to craft one myself through repurposing cosmetic packaging and left over fabrics.

I started off with a box that was used to package my Shiseido skin care bottles. Making use of the already made layout, I laid it flat on the table and cut off the top until I had the desired size. Then, I grabbed some white contact paper and wrapped around it.

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I decorated the box with some craft tape and then it was ready to be stuffed with some left over fabrics and felts. Once it was “firm”, I placed a small piece of fabric over the scraps and it was ready to be used.

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On a side note, here’s what I’ve made so far; I followed a draping book I bought and it was rather simple to recreate. Hopefully, this weekend I’ll be able to work on other ones as well and put this pin cushion to use. 

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Hope everyone has a great 4th of July Weekend.

—Vicky T.

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