Right now, we’re seeing a huge number of folks sewing face masks, both for personal use and to donate to those in need. Since every sewist needs a few good pin cushions, this month’s tutorial is a quick & simple idea for making a felted pin cushion. Enjoy!
- Carded 100% Wool Batt (1 finished batt can make up to 3 pin cushions)
- Felting needle (this is a special needle with barbs to create friction between wool fibers)
- Needle felting surface
- Mesh screen, any size (just needs to be big enough to wrap around your wool)
- Rubber Band
- Washing machine
- Soap (we used Eucalytus Eucalan wool wash)
Pull off 1 section of batt lengthways like so:
Tie this length of fiber into a knot:
Wrap each end of fiber around the knot, tacking down ends with felting needle:
Place fiber in center of your mesh screen and secure with rubber band:
Send through washing machine using hot water setting and add a capful of Eucalan; add a towel or two for additional friction. Remove from mesh and allow to dry. Add your pins and get right back to sewing!
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