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!
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!
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
Kite Pincushion from Crafty Tammie
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
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
Wrist pin cushion from Easy Sewing for Beginners
Clever needle organizer pincushion from Call Ajaire
Embroidered snowflake pincushion here at Swoodson Says
Simple pom pom pincushions from Sew Can She
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
Pretty little pincushion tutorial from Molly and Mama
Scrappy hexie pin cushion from Ellis and Higgs
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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!