I have several empty picture frames lying around and this project seemed a fun way to use them to create something for my sewing space. If you don't have any frames a quick trip to your local Dollar Store could fix that inexpensively, which is what I did to give this project a trial run.
The one in the tutorial was painted with acrylic paint but I used a small silver frame that I purchased at the Dollar Store to try out this project. This is a project that you could do with a vintage frame and it can be set up as a display piece or lay it flat and use it when you do handwork. It can be made using a large or small frame and embellish it with beads, buttons or other trinkets glued on the frame or sew them onto the pincushion edges. It is an easy to do pincushion idea that required no sewing and the way I made mine I didn't even use any glue.
I used my silver toned frame that reflects the color of items around it and added some decorator fabric for the pincushion area. I folded a small piece of polyester batting to just slightly larger than the opening of the frame. I then layered the decorator fabric over it, centering the design I wanted to focus on. I then pushed the batting through the opening to create the "pincushion" part, cut the fabric the size of the frame and tucked it into the frame edges and then slipped the back of the frame into place. It may take a bit of effort to get the frame backing on because the fabric makes it a tighter fit, but it was great because I didn't have to glue or sew anything.
If you have a special frame you don't want to throw away find some fabric that works with it and make a pincushion. Give it as a gift or display in your home, the possibilities are endless.
If you drop by to check things out please leave a comment and share any ideas you have. May you frame your road down "life in the craft lane" with lots of memories.