I thought I’d share this vintage planter pincushion tutorial with you all as a fun, cheap, and super-easy last-minute gift idea. They’re so cute and easy to make into a fun gift for a sewist in your life! We find these little planters pretty often at thrift stores, keep your eyes peeled and I’m sure you’ll find something cute. You could also use a pretty vintage teacup or egg cup.
I found this cute little vintage deer planter at a thrift store and I decided to make myself a pincushion exclusively for my hand sewing needles- I’m always searching through my pins when I need them so this will make my life a bit easier. And did I mention the cushion is a great scrap-buster?
This is seriously the world’s easiest project. But I made you some instructions anyway:
Step 1: Cut a round-ish piece of fabric and sew a loose running stitch around the edges.
Step 4: Pull the ends tightly (as tight was you can without breaking them), and sew it closed with a few stitches. It gets hidden so it doesn’t have to look pretty!