Many years ago, my brother made mum a pincushion at school for Mother's Day out of a plastic Fabulon lid, some polyfill, a piece of fabric, all tied together with a piece of elastic. Mum used it for years & years and may even still.
While it was practical & did the job perfectly, I'm going to show you how to make something a little cuter but just as easy!
You will need:
A glass jar with lid - I paid $6.95 at my local home wares store but you are likely to pick them up at an op shop.
Fill - I only use Innergreen Eco-Fill
Craft Glue suitable for metal & fabric
Fabric, trims, needle & thread
Jar lid was about 7cm wide, doily diameter was 18cm.
Take a needle & thread and do a basting stitch around the edge of your fabric.
Gently pull until fabric is evenly gathered.
Add fill, making sure it is firm and makes a nice dome shape.
Pull thread tighter to close hole and finish off to secure.
Cover your lid generously with glue and add cushion. Hold down for a minute or so. Add more glue to the edge of the cushion.
Add any fabric, ribbons, lace and trim back to the lids edge.