We'd been thinking about dull pins a while back and had heard that wire wool could be a good solution. So off the back of that we decided to create our own pin sharpening pin cushion.
Fancy giving it a go too?
Here's how we went about it....
Tools / Materials you'll need:
Cup & Saucer (we got this one from a charity shop).
Small piece of fabric - amount will depend on the size of your cup.
Scissors, Needle & thread, glue gun and super glue, a little bit of toy stuffing and some wire wool.
Draw a circle approximately twice the size of the cup you are using (see picture above).
Super glue your cup to the saucer
Keeping the needle and thread attached, draw up the edges of the circle a little.
Add a little bit of stuffing to the piece of fabric.
Add the wire wool.
Draw in the edges of the circle and sew together - fix the end and cut off the needle and remaining thread.
Add lots of glue to the bottom of the cushion you have created and then stick to the cup and saucer.
Step 9 (Optional)
Add some embroidery scissors using some ribbon, to the handle of the cup. Now you have a pin cushion, little tray for holding other notions and some scissors all in one place - perfect!