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It’s not a pin cushion….it’s a pin book…but if I had said pin book would you have known what I was talking about? thought so…Anyways….that is what this post is about..pin books. felt pin books..(I have gone felt wild recently….)

I saw this great idea to store your fabric

I had Tupperwares full of fabric……so for mother’s day I requested a big shelf to put my plan in action.

Sometimes I just sit and smile at it. I love it so much. (she used foam  boards—I used just cardboard.)
but I needed a pin cushion to leave on my shelf (my sewing box is upstairs) I was flirting with idea of a cute cupcake or some kind of dessert…but I had my felt out and a book is what came to pass.
I started with a rectangle (any size you want)
and some squares for the pages…(1/2 inch smaller than the rectangle folded in half).
Okay…bear with me…I made a couple…so the colors are going to jump around!!!
Decorated the front.
Took the pages…placed them in the middle. Pinned it and sewed up the side.
For the closure:
I took some elastic cording and sewed it to the center of the back using a piece of felt to cover the ends
and sewed on a button to the front
I also did one where I sewed the pages first before I sewed it to the cover.

Just made sure the pages stayed in place….
now, to be true to my name…..I had to do one with hot glue.
Same process just hot glue the pages in the rectangle
I trim the pages once the  glue is cool
Hot glued on the elastic
and the button
to make the heart I just cut out a felt heart (out of white) and hot glued the strips across
and then just trimmed it up.
 I think I am going to use this one as a mini sewing kit
I made a little felt pocket
and I used these little fiber cards to wrap some thread around to put in my pocket
perfect little sewing companion~! I think I’m going to leave mine in my glove box in the car.
sew cute. hot glue gun cute too~~~

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.