October 19, 2009

Bottle cap Spider Pincushion

Just in time for Halloween, I’ve put together a quick little project to add a dash of fun to your sewing area. That’s if you can get your…ahem…three kids to stop playing with it.

Here are the craft supplies you’ll need:
1-4 inch circle (spider body) and 1-2 inch circle (spider head) cut from your choice of fabric
Coordinating thread
1 bottle cap
2 beady red straight pins (spider eyes)
4-5 inch pieces of black craft wire (spider legs) and 1-1 inch piece of craft wire (spider palps)
pliers, wire cutters, fabric scissors, needle

To make the spider body, straight stitch around the edges of the 4 inch circle. Then pull the thread slightly to gather up the edges. Stuff with fiberfill. Insert bottle cap. Now gently pull the thread to enclose the fiberfill and bottle cap in the fabric. Stitch to secure the bottom of the spider body. To make the spider head, repeat the above steps with the 2 inch fabric circle omitting the bottle cap.

Now attach the spider head to the body with the sewn end of spider head facing the body so that your stitching doesn’t show.

Stick the beady red straight pins into the spider head for eyes. Just under the eyes insert the 1 inch piece of craft wire. These are the spiders “pedipalps” or in simpler terms “the little thingeys that stick out by the mouth that make a spider “spiderish“.”

Next, carefully insert each craft wire through the bottom of the stuffed spider body to make a total of eight legs. Use pliers to shape the legs like so.

Place the completed spider pincushion on a doily web. You may just want to keep her out all year long. She does know a thing or two in the sewing department.
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  1. That is so much FUN- I love it! it would be nice to have an expert sewer on hand to help me work things out. =) Thanks so much for this, I'll be linking. — October 19, 2009 @ 9:42 pm
  2. Love Love Love it! Thanks you so much for the tutorial!

    Sarah — October 20, 2009 @ 5:10 pm
  3. Thanks for the compliments! : )

    June Pfaff Daley — October 26, 2009 @ 12:45 am
  4. Lovely!!!!

    .·´¯`·.Niki'.·´¯`·. — October 30, 2009 @ 12:56 pm
  5. Such a beautifully created pincushion. Well done.


    Clothmatters — October 30, 2009 @ 2:52 pm
  6. Yicky cute pincushion! Thanks for the tute! Love your creativity. :)

    Tatyana A. C. — October 30, 2009 @ 6:27 pm
  7. Adorable!

    Elizabeth — October 30, 2009 @ 10:13 pm
  8. Cool post as for me. I'd like to read something more about this theme.
    BTW check the design I've made myself Companionship in London

    123 123 — November 25, 2009 @ 12:24 pm

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