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A Clever Cork Canister by Karen

Perfect for Hiding Disinfectant Wipes!

by Beth Cooper

Sewist’s Name: Karen Janssen from Wisconsin

Type of Project: Cork Canister Cover

Designer: Karen Janssen

Featured Date: 12-28-22

Hello, my name is Karen Janssen from Wisconsin.  I have been sewing since I was 11 years old.  I was originally inspired to take up sewing when my older sister was enrolled in a high school home economics course.  We made simple A-line dresses made of  pink fabric with white polka dots.  That tells you how old we are.

I am submitting a picture of a project that I designed.  I got tired of looking at the canister of disinfectant wipes sitting on my counter top, so I decided to do something about it.  

I constructed a canister made from cork.  I machine embroidered a design on the front and edges along the bottom and top.  I used my embroidery software to construct the lid using the applique technique.  I hand-sewed the sides together to make the tube.   The lid is attached using grommets and chains.  I inserted a charm on the front to hold this lid in place.  

Machine embroidery on cork was fun and simple. It is an exciting and ideal medium to work with. Any design can be used to decorate the front. Hand painting or hand embroidery would work too.   Only 15×10 inches of cork is needed for the large 75-count wipes container.

Now my disinfectant wipes canister is hidden behind art.  I hope this inspires others to work with cork!

Cork Canister to Cover Disinfectant Wipes

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Valerie English
Valerie English
1 month ago

This is wonderful. Such a clever way to cover something as unexciting as wipes. Art is so much better!!

Lisa
Lisa
1 month ago

So clever and cute!

Linda Kraisinger
Linda Kraisinger
1 month ago

I still watch Nancy. Just because I miss her. I also watch Beth on YouTube. Still a work in process. Bring on the shows and sales. I’ll be watching. And good luck.

Eve Braun
Eve Braun
1 month ago

I love this! Would like to know the source of the hummingbird embroidery if you can give it. Does inspire me to try my embroidery !machine on cork too! Thanks for the inspiration

Sue G
Sue G
1 month ago

I would like to know where I may find the hummingbird embroidery design done on the cork.

Cher B
Cher B
1 month ago

Where is the hummingbird design from?

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