My sister-in-law celebrated her birthday a few weeks ago. I wanted to give her something unique and original. She loves to sew, loves shabby chic and vintage. I saw something similar on Pinterest using a teapot. I found a sugar bowl at the Goodwill that I thought would work nicely.
Then I dug through my scraps to come up with a coordinating fabric for the pincushion. I cut the circle about 2 inches larger than the inside of the lid and used a running stitch to pull all the edges together. I filled it up with a mixture of rice, dried lavender buds, and lavender essential oil. I finished pulling the threads together and tied them off.
Then I put some hot glue around the rim of the ceramic lid and added the pincushion.
Next I put a few sewing essentials into the belly of the sugar bowl. Pins and a tape measure worked nicely. I wanted to put in a seam ripper, but there wasn’t enough height to allow that.
Now she has something shabby chic and unexpected for her sewing room. P.S. She loved it!