A little loaf of love with this cutie pincushion! I repurposed my girls play kitchen loaf pan into a useable pincushion for me.
Complete with a little applique heart on top. Perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day of the year.
It’s a simple project to make – just pilfer through your kids old play kitchen or use a mini loaf pan from the dollar store. This little metal liad pan measures about 3.5″ x 2″ x 1.25″h.
Below is how to make a loaf pan pincushion.
Step 1: Cut piece of drop cloth to fit the pan container plus an extra 2″ on all sides.
Cut tiny red heart from cotton fabric scraps.
Step 2: Hand stitch the heart in place using a needle and red thread, I went with the buttonhole stitch.
Step 3: Stitch long running stitch in rectangle shape around edge just a bit larger than the top edge of the pan. (you can barely see it here in white thread in the photo above)
Step 4: Pull ends of running stitch to gather the fabric together then stuff with polyfill. Once full and snug tie a knot in the strings.
Step 5: Fill the base of the pan with pea gravel. Place the filled fabric cushion down into container then hot glue around edges to hold in place.
Step 6: Glue and tie ribbon around the edge of the pan for extra cuteness.
Step 7: Fill up your pincushion with pins! I used these fun heart shape straight pins to celebrate the holiday.
Holiday appropriate but great for everyday use too.