DIY Vintage Truck Pin Cushion

While I was growing up my Grandma would encourage me to learn to sew by helping me sew Barbie clothes and later on, my own clothes. Well, my sewing experiences ended there which was probably 15 or so years ago.

However, I recently inherited a sewing machine and my Aunt Jackie came over to give me a quick lesson. She noticed I didn’t have a pin cushion and reminded me that everyone who sews needs a good pin cushion. Well, if you know anything about me – I rarely ever suffice for ordinary. I decided I didn’t want one of the usual standard red tomato shaped ones. I started looking around on Etsy and Pinterest and saw some great ideas. Today, I made an idea come to life!

The total cost for this project was under $20 and took roughly 30 min to complete. I found a vintage style truck on Amazon and made sure it had space to put something in the bed of the truck. I found the small fabric, foam, and pins at Michaels.

I started out by measuring the size of the bed of my toy truck and cut the foam to fit. I soon realized if I left the foam the thickness it originally came – it may not be as appealing to the eye.

An exact-o knife helped cut the thickness of the foam in half. After cutting the fabric to size, I used a hot glue gun to secure it to the foam. I put some pins in to see if it was going to be the right size I was looking for and after determining it was – hot glued the whole piece into the bed of the truck. This allows me to freely remove pins as needed without the whole piece lifting out of the truck. 🙂

If you have an idea like this or try this yourself – I’d love to hear about it! 🙂

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