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A cute and practical mushroom pin cushion made from a single sock and scrap fabric.
This easy peasy project is perfect for those odd socks (why is it only one ever goes missing? And it's always the new socks too!). You could also use it as a decor piece for a little girls room.

Posted by Claire - Craft Schmaft from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia • Published See Claire - Craft Schmaft's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a pin cushions. Mushroom Pin Cushion - Step 1
    Step 1

    Material List;

    1 Sock, crew length
    10 x 20cm fabric or felt (non-stretch)
    Toy stuffing
    Toy pellets, rice or a few pebbles

    Tools:
    Needle and Thread
    Scissors
    Pins

  • How to make a pin cushions. Mushroom Pin Cushion - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut the toe off the sock as shown in diagram.

    Cut a section ankle band off sock approximately 5cm (2 inches) long and 3cm (1 inch) wide as shown.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Mushroom Pin Cushion - Step 3
    Step 3

    Using the attached pattern pieces, cut two circles from felt or fabric – large will be the mushroom head, small will be the stalk base.

    Now you should have all the mushroom pieces.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Mushroom Pin Cushion - Step 4
    Step 4

    Take ankle piece of sock, place right sides together and sew a seam from top to bottom. This will be the stalk.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Mushroom Pin Cushion - Step 5
    Step 5

    Place the stalk on remaining circle of fabric (right sides together) sew right around the base - by hand is usually easiest.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Mushroom Pin Cushion - Step 6
    Step 6

    Flip right way out, your stalk should look something like this.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Mushroom Pin Cushion - Step 7
    Step 7

    Flip the toe piece of sock inside out, place right sides together with the mushroom head circle. Pin into place (this is important) and sew around the edges, leaving a 2cm/1 inch gap for stuffing.

    This step can be done by machine or hand.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Mushroom Pin Cushion - Step 8
    Step 8

    Flip the sewn head right way out then stuff the mushroom head until it's nice and plump. Massage out any lumps and bumps.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Mushroom Pin Cushion - Step 9
    Step 9

    Hand stitch the gap closed.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Mushroom Pin Cushion - Step 10
    Step 10

    Fold the ankle band inside the stalk and stuff with toy pellets, rice or little pebbles. Whatever you decide to use, it just needs to have some weight to it.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Mushroom Pin Cushion - Step 11
    Step 11

    Sew stalk to the head of the mushroom - if you're having trouble with the stuffing falling out you may like to pin it in place first.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Mushroom Pin Cushion - Step 12
    Step 12

    Done - pop some pins in the top or you could sew on some buttons for spots.

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Sanne E.
Sanne E. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 29 projects
soo cute!
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