Materials:2 Fat Quarters
Some Fusible Interfacing
3.5x7.5 in scrap of felt
About 1/3 cup Uncooked Rice (or something else small and heavy like washers)
Step 1: Cut from each fabric a 7x10 inch rectangle.
Pull the fabric that you want to be on the outside up over the lining fabric. Now you have a rough edge bag.
Step 6: Now we're going to make the stiff binding for the top of the bag. From the lining fabric, cut out two strips of fabric 2x7 in and iron on fusible interfacing to the wrong sides. Next, put the two strips right sides together and sew down both short sides so you have a ring of fabric.
Iron the seams open and fold down one edge of the ring about 1/4 in. Pin in place.
Step 7: Place your ring of fabric with the pinned edge toward the bottom of the bag. Match up the edges and pin in place. Sew around the top of the bag with about a 1/2 in seam.
Step 1: Cut a 7x7in square from one fabric and a 4.5x4.5in square from the other fabric. You will need a strip of fabric from one of the fabrics to make the loop for the bag to hang off of. I took a 1.5in wide strip, folded it length wise a couple of times and sewed a line down the edge. You'll also need to cut a piece of felt to be about 3.5x7.5in (that's not the size of the felt pictured here,
Step 2: Place your two squares right sides together.
Pin the corner of one square to the corresponding corner of the other square. Repeat with all four corners.
Step 3: Make two pleats on each side of the square and pin in place. On each side the folds should go in opposite directions and make it so that the larger square sides match up with the smaller square's sides. For now, only make the pleats on three sides of the square.
Step 8: Put the little felt bag inside the poof and let it sit on the bottom. Fill up the poof with polyfil, it'll need to be pretty full so that it functions well as a pin cushion.
Wow, that was a lot of steps! I promise it's not that hard to make and it didn't take much time either.