I made something today that I thought I'd share. I saw another one online that someone made and decided I had to have one too. Luckily we had this little vintage cigar tin laying around the house and it was perfect for what I wanted.
So I thought I would share a few notes in case anyone wants to make one. First, the tin is very flimsy and bends easily so I had to be very careful. The tin measures 5" x 3 1/2". I cut out batting and fabric with pinking sheers and glued them in both the lid and bottom with Aileen's craft glue. I then trimmed the edges by gluing down coordinating ribbon. I also glued a ribbon with a button on top of it for stability in the lid and this is to tie down my small embroidery scissors. I sewed a heart pin cushion with the wrong sides together, cut the edges with pinking sheers then cut a slit in the back to stuff it. I glued this to the inside of the lid near the top so the lid would close easily.
I wanted to make the outside a little fancy so I glued down a yo yo on the lid with a decorative button. The only thing I sewed on this project was the pin cushion and small needle book.
You can see all the stuff I have in it and if I leave out one spool, the safety pins and buttons I can carry small fabric pieces to hand piece.
I really enjoyed making this and plan on making a few more. I'll keep one in my purse and one in the RV.