Thursday, May 3, 2007

Fun with bottlecaps

While browsing a blogring of quilting related sites, I happened upon a blog that showed pincushions made from soda bottlecaps. There were several different styles, and they were all very whimsical. I was so intrigued that I had to give them a try. I was pleased to discover how easy and quick they are to make, and I love that they also are very inexpensive to make. I have made six so far, and think it is likely I will make more as gifts for my quilting friends.
I have a collection of handmade pincushions, but these are so tiny. As a point of reference, the white eyes on the center ladybug are actually the heads of pins. They are by far the smallest pincushions I have.


Kathleen said...

These are really fun! So, can you put your finger in the bottle cap opening like a thimbal to have the little pin cushion literally at your fingertips? Or is the bottle cap completely enclosed with the fabric?

Pieceful Jane said...

No, these are completely covered with fabric. I have been thinking of adding an elastic band to the next batch. That would allow them to be worn on a finger like a ring, making it quite handy.