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Who says sewing can’t be fun?
(Probably people who only sew to fix things.) If you’re tired of the same old pincushion and want to inject some humor into your sewing room, look no further!
In this blog post, I’ll show you how to create a hilarious “Please enter your PIN” ATM touch pad pincushion using Cricut Design Space and Cricut All Access. This unique pincushion is not only practical but also sure to bring a smile to the face of anyone who loves to sew. Let’s dive in and start crafting!
Step 1: Get the pincushion cut files
To get started, you’ll need access to the “Please enter your PIN” pincushion project, available exclusively on Cricut Design Space and Cricut All Access.
As an All Access member you can go to the project, click “MAKE IT” and it will be perfectly sized and added to your cutting mat like magic! Don’t forget to turn on “mirror” before cutting your HTV vinyl.
Not a member? Not to worry! You can buy the design and set it up yourself. Go to my Design Space profile and search “enter your pin” (be sure to follow me so you can see all the designs I have now and in the future!) But the design, add it to your mat and resize to 2″ wide, keeping the lock closed so it resizes proportionally. You can flip the design horizontally now or wait and choose “mirror” on the cutting mat screen.
Step 2: Cut the design out of Heat Transfer Vinyl
Be sure that your design is mirrored (looks backwards) before cutting from your HTV.
Step 3: Press design on fabric
Follow the Cricut guidelines for your heat press and press the design onto one of your 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ pieces of white cotton fabric.
Step 4: Assemble the Pincushion
Right sides together, sew the two 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ pieces of white cotton fabric together on 3 sides, leaving the bottom, short side open. Use polyfill to give your pincushion its 3D shape. Make sure it’s firm but not overfilled. Hand stitch the open end closed.
Congratulations! You’ve just created a one-of-a-kind, funny pincushion that’s perfect for anyone who sews. Not only is it a functional sewing accessory, but it also doubles as a conversation starter. Your sewing room just got a whole lot more entertaining!
Love this idea?
Leave a comment and let me know if you’re going to make the pincushion for yourself, for someone else or to sell for some mad money.
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🧵 Tara Reed
P.S. Is there a Cricut design you’d love to see? Leave me a comment and I’ll add it to my idea list!