Did you see this adorable thimble necklace tutorial? I think it’s very creative but I wondered – why glue the pins in? Couldn’t you just make it a tiny pincushion?
It turns out, you can.
You will need:
- a thimble
- some cotton thread (or something else to string it on)
- a scrap of fabric
- a needle and thread
- a pinch of stuffing
- a bit of green fun fur (left over from this?)
- some pretty straight pins
- a drill with a tiny bit
- a glue gun
First, drill a little hole in your thimble. (This was by far the hardest part of this project. Try not to drill into your fingers!! Also – I tried first to make the hole with a hammer and a nail, and I do NOT recommend it.)
Tie your thread through and around the hole.
Cut a teeny, tiny, roughly circular scrap of fabric. It needs to be a bit bigger around than your thimble.
Then, with your needle and thread, make big, sloppy running stitches all around.
Pull. Poke a bit of stuffing into the tiny, tiny pocket you’ve just made. Mine stuck out the bottom a bit, so I just went over it with the needle and thread a few times to keep it in place. You won’t see this part in the finished necklace, so it doesn’t have to be perfect.
Stick a dab of glue in the bottom of your thimble and press your little pincushion into it.
Make a little coil of fun fur, put a dab of glue on top of the pincushion, and press the fun fur into it. Then, give the “grass” a trim.
To finish, stick your pins in! You will have to go through the layer of glue holding the grass in, but that just makes it hold the pins more firmly. I love it!