I made this one with a bit of fave batik and an antique shell button but my sister was visiting and liked it so I gave it to her. I meant to make another for myself and am just remembering now, I’ll take process pics when I get around to recreating it so you can see how I put it together.
This is the first one I made, I sent it to my cousin who was just starting to sew her own clothes.
They are super comfy and handy! There’s a circle cut from a yogurt container inside so you don’t stab yourself in the wrist when sticking pins in.
cut a circle from some plastic, I used the lid from a tub of cream cheese. About 2 inches across should be good.
cut a circle of fabric about 6 inches across
measure a length of elastic that just fits around your wrist, you don’t want it to be tight at all
you can either stitch across to join or I like this no bulk join
cut a circle of fabric about a 1/2" larger than the plastic disk
sew it to the join in the elastic
do a running stitch along the edge of the circle
poke a hole in the centre of the disk and then insert the disk and gather the stitches tight, tie off the thread ends
sew a running stitch around the larger fabric circle with a doubled or even quadrupled thread that is at least 30" long once folded. You want to have both the starting and finishing ends long for tying off. Stuff tightly with fiber fill and draw the stitches very tight, tie off. This can be tricky, you want the gather to stay as tight as possible.
Thread all the tail ends into a long needle and insert it up through the centre of the filled shape, sew on a button drawing it tight. Tie it off by the gathers and insert one half of the tail end threads through the hole you poked in the plastic disk, then back up through the hole in the disk.
Tie both tail ends together tightly and snip off the ends so they hide between the disk and the puff
the puff should be pretty securely fastened to the disk and the wrist band
sew the edge of the disk fabric to the puff
et voilà, you’ve got a wrist pincushion that will keep you from stabbing yourself in the arm!
My step-mama came over for dinner with my bro tonight, I gave it to her. She said she’s meant to make one for about 5 years now, lol. Perfect timing!