Saturday, April 17, 2010

Saturday Projects - Pincushion

Beansie inspired me the other day with her post about flip flops and pincushions, so this morning I decided to try making a pincushion. Caveat - I am not much of a seamstress, and do not have a sewing machine, so read on at your own risk!!

I did not have any denim, but I did have some fabric remnants I could use. First, gather all of your supplies you will need:
Then cut out your circles of fabric, using a CD as a template:
Next, pin two circles together (pretty sides together) and start sewing (I did mine by hand, but of course a sewing machine would make this step go alot faster).

Be sure to leave about a 3" opening for stuffing. Now turn the fabric right side out, it should look like this:

Next, stuff that baby full of fiberfill! When you think you've stuffed it full, stuff some more. I probably could have used even more in mine. Hint: my bag of fiberfill came with a nifty stuffing tool. If yours didn't, you could always use a chopstick to make sure you get the fiberfill in real good.
Now sew the opening closed. For the next step, I won't repeat the instructions, just go here for instructions on how to make it look like a flower using embroidery thread. I then added buttons in the middle and ta-dah:
And here it is with some pins in it:

For my first attempt, it doesn't look half bad! You can see I cut out extra circles - think I will make one for my sister-in-law who is an excellent seamstress.

Next up are the crocheted flip flops. Will post those later. Have a very happy Saturday everyone.


  1. This is brilliant, and so easy Well done to you!
    Hugs Suex

  2. This is sooooo cute...and I love the colorful stripes! Now you have inspired me and I will try one. I don't have a sewing machine either, but I think I could do this...wonderful :-)

  3. I was looking at these done in crochet the other day. You can see it here: and also on Ravelry if you just do a project search for "pin cushion."


  4. Oh Pammy, I love that crocheted one. I feel another project coming on!!

  5. Great job! I've got to give that pincushion a try myself. It just looks so cute.

  6. Oh, look at that!! Your pincushion looks great!! I LOVE it! Making another one?.. Yes, they ARE addicting, aren't they?! Perhaps I should have added a warning, you think?.. Can't wait to see the flip flops too! ~tina


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