Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tuestorial: Plush Pin

As a sewer and collector of many fine craft goodies, I usually have my eyes open to new or intriguing materials. I came across this George Washington print by Windham Fabrics on clearance and knew I had to have it. So random! So fun! So patriotic! To show off this design in an easily accessible way, I decided to make a pin with materials most crafty folks have around the house. Happy Fourth of July! 

Materials Needed:
  • Top of a mason jar lid or thick cardboard about the same size
  • Scrap fabric of your choice (enough to cover the size of the lid plus one inch)
  • Polyester fiber filling
  • Pin backing
  • Super glue
  • Scissors

Step 1:

Place the mason jar lid on the fabric of your choice and decide what part of the design you would like as your pin. Once selected, use the lid as a guide as you cut your fabric. Be sure to cut one inch extra around the lid!

Step 2:

After your fabric is cut, place it face down and grab your filling. Depending on the size of the lid you are using, you only need a small palm size of filler. Place the filling between the fabric and lid.

Step 3:

Grab the top and bottom piece of fabric and apply a small amount of glue to the lid. Hold both pieces of fabric in place until the glue is dry. For super glue, this shouldn't take too long. Once it is secure, apply glue to the other sides. Work your way around until all fabric ends are attached to the lid and dry.

Step 4:

Time to make it official! Take your pin backing and apply some glue. You probably want to test which spot on the back would hold your pin best (usually towards the top is the best placement for a larger pin). Once the backing is applied and dried, you are ready to show off your favorite fabric design! George Washington approves...and he cannot tell a lie.

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