Here’s a quick D.I.Y craft to make that takes under 30 minutes to complete from start to finish. A sweet magnetic pinkeep or needlekeep that you can have sitting next to your sewing machine, your sewing chair on on your craft table.
Made using self-covering buttons and magnets- it really is very quick to make. We suggest that you use the larger self-covering buttons that are a little rounder. This way there is plenty of room for the magnets to fit in between the cap and the back cover. We used an extra-large hub self-covering button that has claw grips underneath. We also suggest that you use extra-strong, but quite slim magnets- again so the the magnets will fit underneath, but also provide plenty of grip through the fabric covering.
We also suggest that you super glue the magnets into place rather than just attaching the magnets by just letting them do their magnetic thing. If you place a few dabs of hot glue, then your magnets are secure and can’t come unattached.
HOW TO MAKE
(note, there is now a feature for you to pause and restart the slide when you are ready- it’s in the bottom right hand corner).
The great thing about these pinkeeps is that you can leave them plain or you can embellish them a little with pom-pom trim around the edges, lace, ric-rac or ribbons.