Hi everyone! Family functions at our house tend to be in large numbers, so that intimate dinner party with fancy place settings and cloth napkins with a napkin ring are non existent. I have napkin rings from long ago, but they are just taking up space in a drawer.
Here is a cute one…
It's a hammered metal napkin ring, but any napkin ring you have will work for the pincushion project!
If you have a set of napkin rings that you're not using any more, make a pin cushion for yourself and use the rest for your sewing friends.
Come on in and see how quick and easy…
Isn't it so cute? or should I say…sew cute!
I cut my fabric circle about the size of a CD or DVD.
It may be different depending on the size of the circle in your napkin ring (although I am assuming they are all about the same.)
You can hand whip stitch a 1/4 inch in from the edge all the way around the circle, but I just sewed it on my machine on the longest stitch length…usually the basting stitch.
Sew all the way around leaving the long threads to pull the gathering stitches.
Gather up the circle and stuff with cotton batting or fiberfill.
Pull tight and whip stitch the opening closed.
Glue or hot glue the pin cushion pouch in the napkin ring.
If you are giving these as gifts to sewing friends, you may want to glue a circle of felt on the bottom to finish it off.
Quick and easy project that would be great for quilting bees, sewing groups or to sell. Have fun making them!!