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50+ Free Pincushion Patterns
Posted By Tipnut On August 1, 2009 @ 5:45 am In Sewing | 31 Comments
This list of pincushions is one you’ll want to bookmark since I add to it regularly…some have been featured previously on Tipnut and moved here to keep all the projects in one handy place. Below you’ll find over 50 tutorials listed and because there are so many, I’ve organized another project sheet with more ideas (including knit and crochet versions) so things are tidy (all free). You’ll find them listed here  (which currently lists another 50+ tutorials)
Hanging : Padded block with a handy fabric strap for hanging. Free pdf download.
Country Mouse : Made with fabric, felt and stuffing.
Sweetheart : Made with fabric scraps, Iron on adhesive, stuffing. Free template download available.
Strawberry : Pattern tutorial makes two. Free pattern sheet download.
Cute Minis : These cute cushions are as decorative as they are practical.
Tin Can : Clever craft made from a cleaned tin can.
Basket : Sweet little project made with a small basket, a scrap of fabric and stuffing.
Pear-Shaped Cushion : Includes free template.
Thumb : This is made to fit around your thumb, how convenient!
Half Doll : Learn how to make these vintage-inspired beauties.
Amish Puzzle Ball : Neat! Made by sewing stuffed fabric wedges together.
Ring : Sew a small round pincushion made with a scrap of fabric and stuffing then attach to a ring with a plate.
African Violet : Sweet little design based on a favorite household plant.
Mouse : Sweet little critter made with scraps of cotton fabric. Pattern template provided (image file).
These clever designs will hold a pincushion in place on your wrist, keeping your hands free and pins close by when doing needlework or sewing.
Crazy Quilted : Made with scrap quilting cotton or muslin and home decor fabric. Velcro closure.
Zakka : Made with a scrap of linen, eyelet cotton, printed cotton, tan wool felt, and plastic cut from a milk carton. Velcro tab closure. Free pdf tutorial available.
Fabric Scrap : Simple to sew, it’s made from one fabric scrap, some filling and velcro. Easy!
Embroidered Ribbon : Made with a strip of pretty embroidered ribbon, embroidery floss, cardboard, elastic and stuffing.
Charming Flower : The bracelet is made with a strip of elastic and lace. Very frilly!
Wrist Version Pincushion : Clever little craft using a plastic beverage cap, hairband elastic, polyfill stuffing and a scrap of fabric.
Sunny : Brighten your day with this cutie, made with scraps of felt, plastic gatorade cap and a bit of stuffing. Fastens to wrist with an elastic hair band.
Teacup & Saucer
*First published November 27, 2006 and moved to this page for better organization
Forever lost but now found on the web archive: Teacup & Saucer 
Teacup & Saucer
3 inch Styrofoam ball
1/4 yard lilac & white cotton gingham fabric
1 yard of 1′ satin wired ribbon
(20) 3′ long steel pins
This pin cushion can be made in a short time from a few small pieces of felt.
The model is red and black with a green shamrock; however, other combinations can be used.
Source: The Workbasket (1952)
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 here: http://tipnut.com/pincushion-patterns/
 Monkeyroom’s Pincushion Caddy: http://monkeyroom.blogspot.com/2007/01/tutorial.html
 Hanging: http://www.craftleftovers.com/craft/pin-cushion-hang-up/
 Make-Do: http://mimikirchner.com/blog/archives/2006/10/make-a-make-do-pin-cushion/
 Country Mouse: http://mybyrdhouse.blogspot.com/2008/01/year-of-mouse-ppp-pincushion.html
 Log Cabin: http://calamityjanescottage.blogspot.com/2008/10/pincushion-tutorial.html
 Sweetheart: http://www.happytogethercreates.com/2010/01/sweetheart-pin-cushion-tutorial.html
 Hanging: http://onmysideoftheroom.blogspot.com/2010/04/hanging-pin-cushion-tutorial.html
 Strawberry: http://www.embroideroo.com.au/2009/10/strawberry-pincushion-tutorial.html
 Ladybug: http://www.flickr.com/photos/verybigjen/sets/72157594386788217/
 Mushroom: http://www.flickr.com/photos/verybigjen/sets/72157594386646088/
 Pin Blossoms: http://www.quiltmaker.com/patterns/details.html?idx=118
 Cute Minis: http://www.craftstylish.com/item/945/how-to-make-pretty-pincushions
 Homespun Hearts: http://www.fatquartershop.com/Free-Quilt-Patterns/Free-Quilt-Patterns-Homespun-Hearts-Pincushions.asp
 Tin Can: http://www.designsponge.com/2008/04/diy-wednesdays-tin-can-pincushion.html
 Busy Bees: http://www.xstitchhappy.com/2008/04/busy-bees-pincushion.html
 Basket: http://zakkalife.blogspot.com/2008/03/how-to-make-basket-pincushion.html
 Flower Pot: http://thelongthread.com/?p=1002
 Pear-Shaped Cushion: http://uklassinus.blogspot.com/2007/11/its-all-gone-pear-shaped.html
 Bottlecap: http://www.flickr.com/photos/verybigjen/sets/72057594099768007/
 Thumb: http://loopylace.com/anniescrazyworld/?p=709
 Flower: http://lovetocrochetandknit.blogspot.com/2006/07/flower-pin-cushion.html
 Half Doll: http://www.helengibb.com/ladyelenor.html
 Handy Dandy: http://mousechirpy-polkadotpineapple.blogspot.com/2008/06/tutorial-handy-dandy-pincushion.html
 Amish Puzzle Ball: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=102581.0
 Starfruit: http://abyquilt.blogspot.com/2007/04/pincushion-tutorial.html
 Ring: http://my-little-nook.blogspot.com/2010/11/ring-pincushion.html
 Hexie Caddy: http://pennyshands.blogspot.com/2010/08/hexie-caddy-tutorial.html
 African Violet: http://www.flickr.com/photos/verybigjen/sets/72157594386749704/
 Jar: http://littlepaperdog.blogspot.com/2008/10/pincushion-jar-tutorial.html
 Mouse: http://www.allaboutyou.com/craft/pattern-finder/sewing-projects/sewing-for-the-home/make-a-mouse-pincushion-42190
 Toadstool: http://thelittlehousebythesea.wordpress.com/2008/11/03/toadstool-cottage-and-mushroom-house-%E2%80%93-free-pattern-and-tutorial/
 For The Wrist: http://balzerdesigns.typepad.com/balzer_designs/2010/09/wrist-pincushion-tutorial.html
 Crazy Quilted: http://thedixiechicken.blogspot.com/2010/04/crazy-quilted-wrist-pincushion-tutorial.html
 Sew Stylish: http://tearosehome.blogspot.com/2010/05/tutorial-sew-stylish-pincushion.html
 Zakka: http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2009/how-tuesday-zakka-pincushion-tutorial/
 Offset Square: http://www.planetjune.com/blog/offset-square-wrist-pincushion-tutorial/
 Fabric Scrap: http://thelongthread.com/?p=4748
 Cuff: http://keyka.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/10/pincushion-cuff-tutorial.html
 Embroidered Ribbon: http://www.greenkitchen.com/blog/2008/08/wrist-pincushion-tutorial-and-give-away.html
 Cupcake: http://byyourhands.blogspot.com/2010/07/tuesday-tutorial-cupcake-wrist.html
 Charming Flower: http://onegirlinpink.blogspot.com/2010/10/charming-wrist-pin-cushion-tutorial.html
 Magnetic: http://diystyle.net/projects/craft/magnetic-wrist-pincushion/
 Wrist Version Pincushion: http://mylittlemochi.typepad.com/my_little_mochi/2005/12/pincushion_tuto.html
 Felt Wristwatch: http://lucykatecrafts.blogspot.com/2009/05/tick-tock.html
 Sunny: http://rozzieland.blogs.com/rozzie_land/2007/06/sunny-wrist-pin.html
 Wool Felt Christmas Tree: http://www.spoolsewing.com/blog/2010/11/08/wool-felt-the-christmas-tree-pincushion/
 Hedgehog: http://modernquiltlove.wordpress.com/2009/07/18/from-plain-jane-to-super-wrist-pincushion/
 found here: http://urbandebris.typepad.com/urban_debris_journal/2006/08/free_hedgie_pin.html
 With Scalloped Felt: http://www.michaelannmade.com/2011/06/wrist-pin-cushion-tutorial.html
 Teacup & Saucer: http://web.archive.org/web/20021221155214/www.dressitup.com/bg/ps-teapincushion.asp
 Image: http://tipnut.com/projectpics3/shamrock-pincushion.jpg
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