Sunday, 7 June 2015

Photo Frame Pin Cushion Tutorial

I have made photo frame pincushions before but larger ones! I bought some cute small photo frames recently and just knew I wanted to make a couple of pin cushion projects out of them! The one in the photograph was made as part of a wedding gift package that I posted about recently. wedding-day-gift-package

I thought I would make a quick tutorial on how I made this.


  • Photograph Frame
  • Fabric
  • Needle and Thread
  • Wadding (stuffing)
  • Hot Glue


Step 1: Cut out a piece of fabric about twice the size of the frame. This frame was round so I used a large cup to draw a circle about twice the size.  If a rectangle shape then maybe one and ahalf to twice the size.
Step 2: Sew a gathering stitch all around the outside of the circle or rectangle.
Step 3: Gather the thread and then insert some stuffing.
Step 4: Place the stuffed fabric into the frame (after glass has been removed) and make sure it has a neat fit.
Step 5: Secure the fabric to the frame by using hot glue.
Step 6: Cover the opening of the fabric with some more fabric if needed by glue or sewing.
Step 7: Place the frame back to the frame, mine had been glued on so I had to re-attach by glue but most frames have sliding out backs.
Step 8: Decorate your frame if needed, I hot glued a couple of small decorations onto this one.

I bought this frame as a set so also did the same with the other 2 doing slightly different decorations, shown below. The one immediately below I have kept at home and have used it to display my daughter's Sea Glass Necklaces. She is currently doing a giveaway on her page if you want to pop by.

The photograph below is a frame I made as a gift for a friend.

1 comment:

  1. beautifulllll!! just beautifull!!! a needle just broke off in my husbands foot! it took about two moths to ease it self out; went in the bottom of his big toe came out the front! i felt and still feel sooooo guilty about it!!! i need to make these for me and my two hijabi girls inshaaAllah! <3 barakAllah fk!


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