DIY Phrenology Head Pin Cushion
It’s been awhile since I posted a project, I’ve had so much going on the past few weeks but, now that I’m getting caught up again, I can get back to crafting! This weeks project is a fun and quirky little Phrenology Head Pin Cushion.
I used an antique Phrenology head diagram from HERE and I altered it a bit to give it a craft theme. Feel free to grab the images above for decoupage, collage etc. However for this particular project we will need mirror, or reversed, images, you can download the PDF with the mirror image versions above.
1) Solid Color tightly woven light colored fabric (Just keep in mind that the tighter the weave on the fabric the better. Loose weave fabrics just don’t work well, as the pattern will bleed. Sorry ladies, but I doubt burlap would work for this!)
2)Citra-solv Natural Cleaner & Degreaser – This product comes in Lavender or Orange, I found mine at my local Health food store and also it’s now for sale in my local grocery store.
3) Photocopy of the download – Take you printed PDF to your local copy place and have a photocopy made. Not all black and white copiers work, I believe you need a toner based image. I made some copies at Staples and they did not work, but the ones that I did at my local grocery store did. So test it first to make sure it works!
4)A cotton ball or paintbrush (For applying the Citra -Solv)
5)Painters tape or pins
7)Also- an old metal spoon, an old towel, some newspaper and some rubber gloves.
8) A needle and thread or a sewing machine
9)Batting or fiber fill
10)A small section of ribbon- for hanging
Step 1: First follow the instructions for transferring the printable PDF onto the fabric, using this tutorial HERE. After your fabric is dry, cut around the images and leave a little room for your seams.
Step 2: Pin the 2 pieces together so that the images are on the inside and are facing each other. Then sew by hand or by machine. I’m not speaking to my sewing machine right now, so mine was done by hand and it only took about 10- 15 minutes. Make sure you leave a couple of inches open at the top for your batting and hanger!
Step 3: Turn right sides out and press with an iron.
Step 4: Stuff with batting or fiber fill. Add a little ribbon loop (I used black velvet ribbon) for a hanger and sew opening shut.
Now you have a fun little place to keep all of your pins ready for your next sewing project!