Hello, hello! Earlier this week I shared my latest creation for the Sew Crafty Design Team – a Donut Thread Catcher! The main inspiration for the design was not only the fabulous doughnut fabric I found on the Sew Crafty website (here), but also this absolutely adorable Doughnut Pin Cushion Kit. As soon as I saw it, I knew I NEEDED a doughnut pin cushion in my life!
I had so much fun making my little doughnut pin cushion that I decided it deserved its own blog post. The kit itself has everything you need to make the pin cushion, except scissors. It does, however, include instructions, felt, a small tube of glue, thread, a needle and even the stuffing to fill your pin cushion.
Let’s get started!
The first step in the instructions is to cut out your doughnut pieces from the provided felt. You need to cut out one pink icing piece and two tan doughnut pieces – yum!
Now it’s time to get stitching! First, stitch the icing onto the top doughnut piece. Since the stitches are going to show, make sure to sew carefully, using your best even stitches. I used quite large stitches to make the stitching look more decorative.
Next, it’s time to start assembling and stuffing the doughnut. Stitch the top doughnut piece to the bottom doughnut piece – again using careful, even stitches. As you can see, I stuffed as I stitched. I also added two secret little magnets inside the bottom of my pin cushion so they could more easily latch onto the metal base of my thread catcher.
Once your doughnut is all stitched, knot the end of your thread securely. Next up, sprinkles!
Cut small sprinkles from the colored peices of felt and glue them onto the icing of your doughnut. So much fun, and so festive!
And that’s it, you’re all done! This project is really simple and perfect for beginners! The kit makes it especially easy since it includes everything you need. The entire pin cushion – from start to sprinkles – took me about an hour, and that was with lots of pauses for taking photos. I would definitely recommend picking up one of The Make Arcade kits; in fact, I have my eye on their cactus pin cushion kit next!
Would you give a kit like this a try? Have you done any craft kits lately that would love to share?? I’m always looking for more fun crafty to try!
Thanks for reading! :)
PS. This is not a paid review. I did not receive any compensation for this review, I’m simply posting because I love the Make Arcade kit and wanted to share! :)