As usual, I waited until the last minute to make my pincushion -- why do I do this? I had an idea in mind for a long time. Maybe 6-7 weeks ago we were cleaning out Maddie's drawers and getting rid of the clothes that no longer fit her. I took most of them to the local re-sale shop and the rest to the charity thrift shop, but I kept her old blue jeans.
There was a pattern in one of my Japanese craft books for these little zippered pouches that are basically two squares that you sew together (or you can do this with one rectangle too) that looked really cool. You sew three sides normally, but the third side you squish the other way so that the side seems come together and it makes it sort of 3-D.
Well, that's exactly what I did. I cut out two square of the denim from one pant leg, zig-zagged and straight stitched each square with white thread for decoration and threw in a loop of rick-rack so I could hang it up. Easy as pie, except for hand sewing that 4th side together -- ouch! Where the heck is my thimble!