This old CD pincushion basket is such a sweet idea for a present! Sure, I would use that myself, but I love the thought of making a few of them to give to my friends who love to sew. I learned sewing next to my grandma as a child and still use her handmade pincushion. Doing something similar to give to my daughter and even some of my friends is a great chance to reuse this old CD and do something special!
Upcycled Old CD pincushion basket
Sewing is a great way to create countless beautiful things. I love to sit down with some cute pieces of fabric and create a completely new item. Whether it’s a shirt, a tablecloth for the holidays or even some cute curtains, many weekends were spent with a needle and thread.
Do you know what is not fun to sew? Drop a needle into a chair and sit on it later. That is why pincushions are a must!
I was thinking about how to better use this box of old CDs I have on hand, and it was just brought to life. A few pieces of cloth and lace, a little glue, and suddenly you have this adorable little pincushion that is functional and cute to give away.
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How can you fill a pincushion?
I used cotton balls that I already had on hand to stuff my pincushion. They are a great, affordable option to fill many projects. Even so, I’ve also discovered a lot of great options for filling sewing projects that some may not consider.
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What works best to stick items on CDs?
Fortunately, CDs can easily be glued for different projects. I have not come across any glue that is not well suited for attaching paper or fabric. It’s a great thing for a craftsman!
For this project I used my reliable hot glue gun and glue sticks. You can easily use Tacky Glue or E6000 for this project. I wouldn’t recommend Elmer’s school glue because it doesn’t last long enough to make it work for regular use.
Supplies are needed
How do I create an old CD pincushion basket?
Place the CDs on fabric and trace them to measure a piece large enough to wrap around each CD.
Cut out the fabric.
Sew the fabric over the first CD as shown.
Place several cotton balls on the second piece of fabric to make a pillow, then place the CD over it.
Sew the fabric over the CD.
Place the two CDs flat on top of each other and stick them on.
Take a piece of stiff tape or yarn with wire inside or wrap a piece of floral wire with tape, bend it and glue it in place as a handle.
Once they’re glued together, now add a tape around the edge that covers the seam.
Glue the lace ribbon around the outside.
Now add the finishing touches of artificial pearls to the outside.
Add pens and use them for your next sewing project!
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Don’t have old CDs or DVDs on hand? Grab a box of old CDs to craft on Etsy! Such a great, inexpensive handicraft tool!
Preparation time 5 minutes
Active time 20 minutes
total time 25 minutes
Estimated costs $ 1
If you don’t have cotton balls on hand, you can fill them with waste fabric or old pillows.
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