Sunday, February 03, 2008
I made a new cushion to send with my items that being purchased at my etsy or dawanda store.
There is a magnet on its back, so it can be useful as pin cushion, pin picker or just a refrigerator magnet if you are not at the needle crafts or sewing.
It was easy, quick and fun to make,
so I wrote a short tutorial, just in case you want to make one by yourself.
I used an ironing transfer paper, it is very important to remember transforming fonts to mirror writing before printing, otherwise you will get your transferred fonts in mirror writing, I always forget it by my self, I ruined so many transform papers at my life (today I didn't, lucky me).
I cut two pieces of white cotton at the same size as my business card+7mm sewing extras.
Ironing is without steams, round movements and waiting a while before peeling the paper off.
For sewing my serger machine was perfect, but you can use a blanket stitch as well.
After stuffing you have to sew the fourth side.
At last I attached the magnet, first I used a glue gun for that, it wasn't strong enough and I had to take all the magnets out and scrape off the glue from the cushions. My "jewelry glue" was much stronger. I bought it about two years ago at a craft store it's name is "hasulith" you can check it out here (the first one is what I have).
Et Walla! Here they are - my business card cushions magnets. I will send you one if you will ask nicely:)