I put a short video on my instagram feed – simple shoemaking – on how to make a leather pin cushion from scrap leather. I had the good fortune of receiving a boxful of colorful leather samples, and used two of them to make the pin cushion. I think sand is the best filler for a pin cushion, supposedly it sharpens the needles a bit – but how to keep it from flowing out of the holes? Make a little felt bag of sand to insert before stitching the final side..
Change the size on a copy machine, mine was about 3″ square.
Which craftsperson in your life would appreciate a leather pin cushion?!