Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Cutest Little Pig!




This darling little pig moved into my sewing room today!  I've been on the look-out for a sweet little vintage animal planter for a fun little pin cushion project and this darling little pig was just the one!  I though I'd share the project - it's easy and such a great gift for someone.  Or to brighten up your sewing room!




You will need:
Vintage ceramic planter (found on eBay or antique store)
Fabric scrap
Small felt scrap
Needle and thread
Pillow stuffing
Glue Gun




Cut your fabric scrap into a large circle and hand sew a gathering stitch around the edge of your fabric circle.




Pull the thread, forming a pocket.




Stuff the little pocket with pillow stuffing and close the pocket by pulling the thread tight and tying a knot to keep it closed.




Take the small piece of felt, cut it into a circle and glue that on to the little pocket to close off the opening nicely.




Set aside the little pin cushion and run a bead of hot glue along the top of the planter.  




Quickly stick your pin cushion in the hole and you're done!




I just think this little pig pincushion is the sweetest little addition to my sewing room!  




Happy Sewing and Crafting, friends!  


12 comments:

  1. Well isn't that the cutest pincushion ever and a happy little fella too:). Hope everything is doing well and I'm very excited for your daughter and family building their home near you!
    Kathleen in Az

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  2. That is so adorable! Love how you made something vintage purposeful!

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  3. Oh I love that idea, Happy sewing friend.

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  4. I remember the little animal planters my Grandmother had! What a nice little idea to make a pincushion.

    Take care.

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  5. So cute, he is ready to help! Happy to see a post today! Would love to see your items in the store you sell at! Remember I ordered the apron set from that post? Maybe she has a FB page somehow then maybe post weekly items for sale. Just a thought to help her and you.


    Sincerely, Robin in NYC

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  6. I love those little old planters! Since we don't use them as planters any more, I love the idea of repurposing them into pin cushions. There are so many cute variations too.

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  7. Hi Dori and Happy 2017!! I love those darling planters that were popular back in the 1940s and 50s. You fixed up this little pig in such a cute and useful way. What a great idea and unique gift too.

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  8. adorable!! I want to try this with a very small vintage teapot!!!

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  9. Dori-I just stumbled upon your blog while I was doing a google search for "gooseneck barn lights" and I'm so, so happy I did. We are building a barndominium and I created a blog to document our journey. Your blog has been an inspiration to keep going. We also raise cattle (on a much smaller scale), so I feel another connection. And then...I was inspired by an article in a recent issue of "Hobby Farmer" to have a fresh flower stand and I see what you have done--it looks so amazing.Thanks for inspiring me today!

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