This charming Bath Tub Pincushion was created by Jan at the Meridian Craft Warehouse store. These shabby-chic style metal bathtubs come in six colors are about 6″ long. They’re easy to transform into pin-cushions with a tiny bit of hand sewing, filling and an adhesive. All the details are below or you can print out the project sheet.
- Metal Bathtub
- 1 Fat quarter
- Fairfield Poly-fil
- Needle and thread
- Glue Gun or Double Sided Tape
- Cut an 8” x 8” oval from fabric. You can freehand it (see image) or cut a rectangle and use a drinking glass to trace rounded corners onto the shape. Cut on the rounded corner.
- About 1/4” from the fabric edge, run a stitch all the way around the fabric, lightly gathering as you go.
- Beginning at one end, draw the gathers tighter and begin stuffing the Poly-fil into the end. Gather and stuff as you go.
- Check how tight the fill is before gluing the filled fabric in. It may take a few times of stuffing this “pillow” into the tub, adding more Poly-fil and smooshing it around until you are satisfied with the way it looks.
- When happy with the fill, knot the end of the thread in place to hold the gathers.
- Run double-sided tape or beads of fabric glue around the inside of the tub, about 1/2” down from the top.
- Smoosh the pillow inside the tub.