Lately I've been coveting these prickly pear pin cushions that LoobyLu makes. I think they're just the cutest. Must.Have.Prickly.Pear. I wasn't going to shamelessly rip off her fantastic design (plus my embroidery super sucks), but I did need a new pin cushion. Actually, I needed the one I have cut in two.
I'm constantly running back and forth between the sewing machine and the ironing board and I knew it would be better to have a pin cushion in each place. I messed around with a couple of shapes yesterday. Equilateral triangles, half square triangles, circles, flowers, you name it. Ultimately I wanted something that would nest in my sewing drawer when not in use. With the remains of the flu still hovering in our house, I decided on simple 3" rounded squares. No fuss, no muss and under 30 minutes to make. Scrap denim on the bottom, stuffed with a few navy beans for weight and fiberfill for bulk. If I like them enough I may replace the innards with sand. That's the pin cushion filling standard in my house - it actually sharpens your pins as you go (at least that's what my mum always says.)