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25+ Free Pincushion Sewing Tutorials

A big round up of free pincushion sewing patterns and tutorials! Perfect fabric scrap projects and handmade gifts to sew - use a free pincushion pattern to sew something up quickly! #pincushion*

After sewing up 4 free pincushion sewing patterns earlier this month, I ended up with a huge list of other pincushion tutorials that I just loved! Instead of trying to sew them all, I figured I’d put them in one list post to share instead. Pincushions are such a fun gift to sew, they use up scraps really well, and are usually quick and easy. Between patchwork, english paper piecing, foundation paper piecing, embroidery, and felt accents, I think everyone will be able to find a tutorial that they just love!

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What do you fill your pincushions with? I usually use a mix of Poly-Fill and tiny fabric scraps shredded up (one of my tips for using up knit fabric scraps), but I know lots of people love filling them with crushed walnut shells*. I’d never thought about filling them with emery fillings to sharpen pins, but now I know thanks to one of the tutorials below!

A big round up of free pincushion sewing patterns and tutorials! Perfect fabric scrap projects and handmade gifts to sew - use a free pincushion pattern to sew something up quickly! #pincushion

Please pin the collage above and click through directly to the pages below if you want to pin individual pictures! Holler out in the comments if I’ve missed one of your favorite tutorials so I can add it.

Felt flamingo pincushion from Molly and Mama

Pin sharpening cushion from Vicky Myers Creations

String block pincushion sewn by me, in this post, tutorial from V & Co.

Pennant pincushion from Fabric Mutt

Mouse pin cushion by Kate Haxell from her book Sew-Licious, shared with The Sewing Directory

EPP turtle pincushion from While She Naps

Patchwork wheel pincushion sewn by me, in this post, tutorial from Retro Mama on Sew and So

Strawberry pincushion from Crafty Staci

Boxed pincushion with a paper pieced panel (designed by LillyElla, free) at Arabesque Scissors.

Princess and the Pea pincushions from Clover & Violet

Long pincushion sewn by me, in this post, free pattern from Green Bee Patterns

Wrist pin cushion from Easy Sewing for Beginners

Embroidered pincushion sewn by me, in this post, free pattern from The Sewing Loft

Clever needle organizer pincushion from Call Ajaire

Embroidered snowflake pincushion here at Swoodson Says

Simple pom pom pincushions from Sew Can She

Interested in EPP (english paper piecing) but intimidated by making a whole quilt? With only 17 hexies, make a simple pincushion with this easy pincushion tutorial! This is a great first quilting project and scrap buster tutorial. The post was sponsored by Maker Mountain Fabrics, where you can find this adorable Cotton + Steel Kujira fabric!

EPP Hexie Pincushion here at Swoodson Says

Pretty patchwork pincushion from Tildas World

Felt hexie pincushion from Modern Handcraft

Cube pocket pincushion from May Chappell

Mini granny square pincushion from Auntie Em’s Crafts

Mason jar pincushion from Flamingo Toes

Paper pieced color wheel pincushion from We All Sew

Armchair pincushion from Patchwork Posse

Color block wrist pincushion from Belinda Lee Designs

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Pinball swirl pincushion from A Girl In Paradise

Mouse pincushion from Prima

Pincushion with thread catcher from Oh Fransson

Last but not least, I thought I’d share my DIY pin dish if you want something a little different from a pincushion!


This Post Has 2 Comments
  1. Hello!

    I love this post – what a beautiful collection of pincushion tutorials! I wish I had found this last year – I was looking for a wrist pin cushion tutorial last year for my summer camp. I ended up making my own and even published a tutorial of it and was able to share the camper’s great creations!

    I would love it if you would add my Color Block Wrist Pin Cushion Tutorial to the bunch!

    You can find it here: http://www.belindaleedesigns.com/2017/09/wrist-pin-cushion-tutorial.html

    Thank you!
    Belinda

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