I always need a place to rest my needle between stitches. I can’t tell you how often my sleeve, or pants leg, or the arm of the sofa have become my pincushion in a pinch! This Pincushion necklace is both much more convenient and much more fashionable when it comes to putting your needle somewhere! You can make this pincushion necklace with just a few supplies – most you probably already have at home! And even better – this pincushion is a no-sew project!
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To make your pincushion necklace, you’ll need:
Fabric of your choice (I went with this beautiful Bari J. Floral from Art Gallery Fabrics)
Pen or other marking tool
Hot Glue and Hot Glue Gun
Mini Wooden Hoop (or find similar here)
Take the hoop center from the hoop. Place it on the fabric. I found a pretty flower to center on my hoop. You’ll want to cut an inch away from the line to give yourself plenty of extra fabric! If you look closely you can see that I traced my line an inch away from the edge of the wooden circle so that I wouldn’t leave lines on my fabric that might be visible in the finished pincushion necklace.
Trace the hoop center onto your batting. You’ll want between 3-5 layers of batting, depending on how thick your batting is. Cut out the batting on the line.
Place your fabric right-side-down on your table. Place the batting pieces on top, and then the wooden hoop center on top of that.
Lift the stack up, and place on top of the hoop front. Make sure the screw on the top of the hoop front has been loosened. Here I have it as loose as possible.
Gently push through until the hoop front is flush with the hoop center. Tighten the screw on the top to secure the hoop in place.
Carefully hot glue the fabric to the hoop center. You’ll want the fabric tight, but not stretched.
You’ll want this fabric as flat as possible.
Once the fabric is on, add some extra hot glue to the back and secure the back on. You can press it down on the table to make everything is as flat as possible.
Your pincushion necklace is complete! This necklace also makes a great gift for friends!