Although I call this my “Pin” basket, I don’t use it for pins! But I love text and novelty fabrics and so I sort of call this fabric my “Pin” fabric. I found this fabric when we out in the Seattle area, in a fabric store on Whidbey Island. I think I bought all they had – they were just some fat quarters. There was no selvage identification or anything, so I don’t know what it is! But the fabric is great for fussy cutting.
I used some linen that I had and cut out motifs from the Pin fabric with pinking shears. I used very firm stabilizer and boxed the corners so it would stand up. I made a custom button for the front and I added a grommet just for fun so I have it hanging from a hook in my sewing area. I also added a little detail tab from tape measure ribbon that I had:
This is actually one of my favorite things I’ve ever sewn and I was just sort of fooling around when I made it – a pleasant surprise!
I love this! That fabric is fabulous!
Brilliant, so if you’re not putting pins in it what are you going to use it for?
Mary: Currently, it’s holding my Dritz pressing ham cushion, which fits inside it perfectly!
I love the fabric. You are right: it is the star of this project.
If you had stuffed a tiny magnet inside the self-cover button, it could have been a pin magnet for real! 🙂