But one word of warning if you start making these you may forget all about sewing until you have covered most of the surfaces in your home with sea urchin pin cushions and hundreds nay thousands of fish, octopi, and seahorses.
Summer sewing never looked so cute!
You will need
1- 9 x 12 sheet felt for urchin in any color you dang well please
Flower shaped buttons (Optional)
Marching thread / Stuffing
Ball Pins to create urchin dots
Long sewing pins- size matters here the longer the better
Craft Glue – I used a product called Amazing Goop
Shrink Film (and low grit sandpaper if needed)
Markers or colored pencils to color fish
Templates (at the end of post)
Cut the circles from felt sheet, these guys go together pretty quickly, here’s the rundown.
1. Sew around the outer edges with a basting (aka big ole sloppy running) stitch
2.Pull to create a bit of a cup and fill with stuffing.
3.Place smaller circle over the base and overcast stitch into place.
4. Turn over 5. Add flower buttons if desired.
Add ball pins to urchin in a star pattern.
Now for the big finish or fishish (sorry I couldn’t resist)
Sea Life Pins
Begin by prepping the shrink film, some shrink films are ready to go and need no prep otherwise you will need to prep it with a low grit sandpaper.
Trace sea templates onto shrink film and color with permanent markers.
Cut out shapes small scissors work best for this. Try to cut away as much of the clear edges as possible.
Cut out the shapes and heat to shrink as directed. Shrink film shrinks differently depending on brand so your results may vary.
Glue fish onto pins with craft glue, I used a product called Amazing Goop – because how can you not use a product called amazing goop!
I found the easiest way to do this is to put a pea sized dollop of goop onto a piece of paper and dip the end of the pin in and then lay onto the backside of the shape.
Let dry as directed and enjoy!
Happy Crafting! ~Andie
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