We weren’t kidding when we said, “Here’s a Little Gift.” We’ve made some tiny, little gift boxes! But what’s more, they’re actually pin cushions! Instead of just showing them off, we’re going show you how to make them. It’s a good way to make use of excess materials and have some fun. Celebrate the winter holidays or surprise a friend with these cute presents!
They can be any size and colour you want, but for this guide we’ll be making a green rectangular present. (4″ x 2″ x 1.75″)
Here’s what we need:
> 2″ x 4″ x 1.75″ foam rectangle
> 6.5″ x 7.5” fabric square
> 24” of thin ribbon
> Matching thread
On the shorter sides (6.5″,) fold the edges 1/2” and iron. Tuck the raw edges into the fold and iron again.
Sew the hem along the inside edge on both sides.
Creating the Pocket
Fold the fabric in half with right sides together putting the two hemmed sides together at the top. Sew 1/4” along the side edges. Clip the corners and turn the pocket right side out.
Wrapping the Present
Slip the foam into the pocket. Notice that the corners don’t match up (foam corner doesn’t sit in fabric corner) and that the seams run along the middle of the foam block.
Fold one hemmed side down and then lay the other side on top of it.
Pin down the folds to hold their place. Tuck in the ends to create a point on each side.
Overlap the triangles and pin them together.
Hand stitch the pointed folds together. Remove the pins once secure.
Wrap the ribbon under the box and twist the ribbon at the back.
Return the ribbon to the front; one strand goes up, the other down.
Tie a bow and viola! It’s done!
Super simple and very adorable, right? Fill them with pins, decorate the house, or give them to loved ones. I hope you all enjoy! Happy Holidays!