Pincushion Party

What better way to brighten up your sewing space (or that of a friend) than to make a personalized pincushion? We think this calls for a pincushion party, and we’ve gathered together our best tutorials and patterns for all kinds of unique pin holders!

15-minute easy-sew pin cushion

This simple to make pincushion from Nicole Stevenson is the perfect project for first-time sewists. With just a few pattern pieces and seams, it sews up in a jiffy! Get the instructions to make a 15 Minute Pincushion here.

Minki Kim uses her unique thread painting and appliqué technique to create these sweet pincushions from scraps of fabric. Click over to the One-of-a-kind Pincushion Tutorial here at WeAllSew.

Floral Pincushion

This little pincushion created by our friends at Art Gallery Fabrics includes a little surprise on the bottom, a handy pocket to hold your thread snips! Find the Floral Pincushion tutorial here.

Rail Fence Pincushion

Mini’s are so cute, and this pincushion top is made from a super small rail fence quilt block. Get the instructions to create a Rail Fence Pincushion here.

DIY potted plush succulents

Can you imagine these potted cactus as the perfect pincushions? Nicole Stevenson may not have imagined her DIY Potted Plushies as pincushions, but we can’t help but see the possibilities.

Scissors Motif Pincushion Tutorial

Lori Kennedy, the master of free-motion quilting, created these pincushions decorated with little snips. Don’t worry, Lori walks you through how to create these sweet little Free-Motion Quilted Scissors Motif pincushions in her tutorial.

Color wheel pincushion tutorial

Add a pop of color with these Color Wheel Pincushions designed by Erika Mulvenna. The tutorial includes a printable paper pieced pattern and step-by-step instructions.

Need an extra hand with your pins? This Pincushion Wristband is just what you need to keep pins within reach.

If you just need a few pins within easy reach, try making one of Trish Preston’s adorable Pincushion Rings with this tutorial.

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Celebrate the winter holiday season with Camille Roskelley’s DIY Holiday Ornament Pincushion tutorial. Would these make great stocking stuffers or present toppers for friends who sew? We think so!

For those times when you need something different to catch and hold your pins, try one of these projects.

Tidy Tray

All you need to make these little Tidy Tray projects is a few pieces of fabric and some straight stitching. Make a small size to hold large pins.

Thread catcher tool caddy tutorial

The Tool Caddy Thread Catcher has a nice, big open pocket that can be used to hold pins as you remove them from a project. This little thread catcher can go on the arm of a couch or chair, or can hang over the edge of your ironing board.

Travel Sewing Kit

If you’re sewing on the go, this handy kit includes special areas to hold your pins and needles (keep those pins from falling in your lap!). Get the instructions to make a Travel Sewing Kit here at WeAllSew.

5 thoughts on “Pincushion Party

  1. I love 2 make pincushions using old tea cups or small floral figures, Gives them a new life. I use emery sand or crushed walnut shells(found at Harbor Freight)or poly fill for the centers. Great 4 gifts.

    1. Hello
      Can you tell me how you get the body of the pincushion to stick to the inside of the tea cup or piece of china that you are using? ? Do you use glue? If so , which glue have you found the most successful? I love the idea and a great way to recycle pretty pieces of china.

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