DIY

DIY Mannequin Pincushion Choker

Hello, good morning!

First, why I have the idea to do this DIY?

  1. Choker is in trend.
  2. Well, maybe I’m superstitious but I don’t feeling good jabbing a human form thing (aka mannequin/dress form) with needles (when i’m not doing any project of course, why buy a mannequin then 😂).
  3. It may as well served as home decor. That’s also why i chose a burgundy colour – it’s autumn (although we don’t really experienced the weather transition here in Malaysia 😜)

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Materials:

  • fabric
  • scissors
  • elastic band
  • polyester fiberfill
  • sewing needle/sewing machine & threads

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First i traced out the size & shape of the pincushion.

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I wanted it to be in ‘mantou’ shape – flat on the bottom, round on top.

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Cut out the desire length of elastic band.

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 Cut out stripes from the burgundy fabric. Using a chiffon due to it’s lightweight.

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Rolled hem the side of the stripe to prevent them from fraying.

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With the help of a book, rolled the stripe and then secure it with the same fabric at the middle.

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Opened up the stripe and it’ll become flower-like. Then, attached the fabric flower to the pincushion before stuffed the pincushion.

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Stuffed the pincushion.

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Sealed the opening by sewing.

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Wear it on the mannequin and adjusted the fabric flower to become more 3D.

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 Transfer the pins to the pincushion. The fabric flower will mask them.

I love this DIY. I think it’s pretty & functional.

Hope you like this week sharing. Have a lovely weekend.

x Val

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