Crafty McCrafterson. That’s me.
I have a stack of sewing tutorials I want to try [some day] but I don’t have a sewing machine yet – I think I enjoy the anticipation of getting something and that’s why I haven’t gotten it yet. The comparing and selection are done. The shopping around is done. I know what I want. I know where I’m getting it. I just haven’t done it yet. It could also be the fear of completely sucking at it but I’m overlooking that tidbit of possibility for now. Maybe forever.
Let’s go with forever.
Since I don’t have a machine yet, I have some other projects lined up. Some low-sew projects. Or no-sew projects. No machine involved. I’m smart like that. But at the same time, they are still “sewing” related. How so, you ask?
Pincushions – a usually necessary item when sewing. There are many kinds of pincushions out there. The beloved tomato. The trendy magnets. The kind you make yourself…
I found a little tutorial online on how to make a Mason jar pincushion. I kind of sort of fell in love with the idea when I saw it. I kind of sort of love how it turned out. I kind of sort of made one for PodMate too. I can’t be stopped. I kind of sort of like it that way.
It’s a pincushion. It’s a catchall. It’s functional. It’s adorable, y’all.
My only beef with it is that I’m not the master of the glue gun and/or gathering and gluing down fabric. And box cardboard is too thick. (Thank you, cereal box, for still being in the recycling bin.) In other words, the lid doesn’t screw down all the way. It screws on… but not without using a little brawn. Once the lid’s on there, no problemo mi amigo. You got yourself a snazzy pincushion.
My large pins don’t really fit too well so I have another pincushion in mind for those bad dogs. It’s more like the beloved tomato… only different. And maybe cuter. Maybe.