{How To} Pin Cushion Ring

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Pin Cushion Ring

A few months ago, I confessed my obsession with pin cushions.  So, when my local ASG chapter told me they were making minis last month, I was all in!

For those of you that do not know, ASG stands for American Sewing Guild.  It is a non-profit organization that brings stitchers together of all levels.  There are over 135 chapters nationwide and it is a wonderful way to meet others who share your passion.  I highly encourage you to find and visit a local chapter.  You will not be disappointed!

Last month the gals in the NC chapter were following this pin cushion how to on CraftStylish.  After making the project, I  thought they would be cute as rings.  Here is my quick how to.

This project is for all levels.

Skill Level- 1 Button

Additional Materials:

  • 4″ 1/4″ elastic
Basic Instructions:
  1. Drill a small hole in the center of your bottle cap.  (that’s right- break out the power tools!)
  2. Fold elastic in half; tie in knot and insert through hole.  *Note the knot should be on the inside of cap.
  3. Cut a 1/4″ slit in the center of felt circle; slide over elastic.
  4. Continue to follow the pretty pin cushions tutorial.
Pin Cushion Ring How To

I think this additional steps makes these minis so functional!


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  1. That’s adorable!

  2. Hey, Heather! Cute pincushions, and so practical! If a wrist can hold a pinchusion, a finger can hold one, too. I so want to make this. Power tools are not my thing so I’ll have to find an alternative to the drilling step.
    Members of the American Sewing Guild know things…….
    Thanks for the mention. Lovely picture of you!!

  3. Love this idea – when I sew there is a mess of needles all over after I am done my project and I end up missing a couple on the floor! This mini cushion is perfect for solving that problem – thanks for sharing, it’s so cute. Pinning! 😀