Welcome to the fourth Quick Project Thursday where I share, of all things, "quick projects" ;) I found this little "bronzed" (but I actually think it's copper dipped) shoe last week. I had never seen a Mary Jane shoe done this way and fell in love. I thought it would be precious just as it is with paper clips on your desk, but have always loved unusual pincushions as well. The project was very simple and took about 45 minutes to complete. It's a great way to reuse these wonderful little treasures.......even though you never knew the child who once wore the little shoe....here goes......
1. Cut a rectangle piece of fabric for the under layer of your pincushion, sewing up three of the four sides.
2. Stuff the little "pillow" very tightly with fiberfill or cotton working it down into the shoe form with the open side down against the inside sole of the shoe.
3. Poke your finger down in the shoe and up and under the stuffing, pushing it up tightly against the top for a taunt surface for the pins to stick into.
4. Cut a square of lace or overlay sheer fabric to cover the pincushion with and tuck it down over the pincushion pillow into the sides of the shoe, allowing enough inside to be glued in place.
5. Working quickly....run a small bead of hot glue around the edges of the shoe and hold the fabric cushion in place until tightly inside....do this in sections if you like.
6. Adorn the front center of the shoe, if desired, with little millinery flowers or ribbon.