Recently I helped make my mom a beautiful cutting table for her sewing room. I had so much fun designing the custom vintage-looking table top, that I decided to make a fun printable with a vintage touch. Then I heard my new Canon Printer (PIXMA iP8720) could print on canvas or heavy fabric, I decided to try to print on canvas and make a pincushion for my sewing table. Remarkably, I was totally able to print on sturdy canvas and ColorFast Fabric sheets! So, I am sharing the free printable for to make this adorable pincushion or print it out and frame it!
-2.5 x 3.5 picture frame
-8.5 x 11 ColorFast Fabric sheet or sturdy canvas
-stuffing for pincushion
-Sewing Mends the Soul printable –> Download here!
-Canon PIMXA iP8720 printer
-M&M’s and Diet Coke
Cut the fabric/printable to 3 x 4 inches or if your frame is bigger just cut the canvas/fabric to half an inch bigger than your frame on all sides.
Put a bead of glue along the inside of the frame. Place the fabric print on the glue leaving the sides straight and gathering at the corners.
When I make more of these, I will remember to make the corners gather rather than creating pleats on the sides of the fabric print. I think the stuffing would sit inside better.
Step #3: Add the stuffing!
Grab some stuffing and create a ball out of it…as best you can. Fill the fabric print/frame with stuffing.
Hold the frame back on tight and clean up the stuffing popping out of the back with scissors or, better yet, an X-Acto knife. Once you’ve got it all cleaned up, secure the frame back in and put some hot glue along all four sides to help it stick!
There you have a custom and cute pincushion with a vintage look. I love the end result and plan to make more.
I also printed the image on an 8 x 10 canvas sheet I found at the craft store and framed it for my mom. I LOVE the way the darker canvas makes this print look older.
Do you have some fun plans in mind with the “Sewing Mends the Soul” printable? We would love to see what you create (no pun-intended, kind of). Share a picture of your finished product on our Facebook page or tag us in Instagram (@ucreateblog)
This post is sponsored by Canon. All projects and opinions are my own.