It's a pincushion and a box! It can hold your spool of thread, embroidery floss, seam ripper, or whatever fits in the container you choose. And it looks like a cupcake! You can make it any size you choose, from small to large.
|1. Spread glue on the outside of the container. Wrap batting around it and trim it to fit. (If the label is not printed on, remove it first.)|
|2. Turn the lid upside down and glue the sytrofoam ball inside the lid. You may need to trim the bottom edge slightly to make it fit well.|
|4. Cut a circle of batting to fit over the ball and trim to fit. Also cut a circle of your top fabric with a 1" seam allowance all around.|
|6. Cut a cardboard circle the same size as the bottom of the lid. Run a line of glue around the edge and turn the seam allowance to the back over the glue.|
|7. Sew this piece to the bottom of the lid. It is helpful to run a line of glue about 1/2" inside the edge to help hold the disc in place while you sew.|
|10. Turn the top excess fabric over and trim to about 1/2".|
|11. Run a line of glue around the top edge and cover the turned down fabric with a piece of ribbon. Turn the raw edge under and sew together. (I also needed to sew around the bottom edge of my ribbon to make it fit snugly against the base.)|
That's it! You could choose to add rick-rack or cording as icing on the top. Or add a round button in place of the cloth cherry on top. Use your imagination. I can envision a chocolate version with two rows of white rick-rack across the top. Have fun with it!