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50+ Free Pincushion Patterns

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 [1] (which currently lists another 50+ tutorials)

monkeyroom.blogspot.com

Monkeyroom’s Pincushion Caddy [2]: The pincushion is reversible so you can choose two compatible fabrics and switch between having one as the outside and one as the pincushion.

Hanging [3]: Padded block with a handy fabric strap for hanging. Free pdf download.

craftleftovers.com

mimikirchner.com

Make-Do [4]: These are made to fit in cups, glasses, anything with an opening to put a pin cushion in or a shaft to put a pin cushion around.

Country Mouse [5]: Made with fabric, felt and stuffing.

mybyrdhouse.blogspot.com

calamityjanescottage.blogspot.com

Log Cabin [6]: Patchwork with heirloom puffing.

Sweetheart [7]: Made with fabric scraps, Iron on adhesive, stuffing. Free template download available.

ohsohappytogether.blogspot.com

onmysideoftheroom.blogspot.com

Hanging [8]: Made with canning jar rings, cardboard, fabric and batting.

Strawberry [9]: Pattern tutorial makes two. Free pattern sheet download.

embroideroo.blogspot.com

flickr.com/photos/verybigjen/

Ladybug [10]: Made with bits of felt.

Mushroom [11]: Another sweet felt pincushion.

flickr.com

quiltmaker.com

Pin Blossoms [12]: Whether mellow and mild or wayward and wild, choose fabrics to match your personality for this quick-to-make pin cushion.

Cute Minis [13]: These cute cushions are as decorative as they are practical.

craftstylish.com

fatquartershop.com

Homespun Hearts [14]: Includes free pdf pattern download.

Tin Can [15]: Clever craft made from a cleaned tin can.

designspongeonline.com

xstitchhappy.com

Busy Bees [16]: Free cross stitch chart, no tutorial for turning the piece into a pincushion but that’s easy to figure out.

Basket [17]: Sweet little project made with a small basket, a scrap of fabric and stuffing.

zakkalife.blogspot.com

thelongthread.com

Flower Pot [18]: Requires no sewing and is made with a small flower pot.

Pear-Shaped Cushion [19]: Includes free template.

uklassinus.blogspot.com

flickr.com/photos/verybigjen/

Bottlecap [20]: A mini-craft made from felt, stuffing and a bottlecap.

Thumb [21]: This is made to fit around your thumb, how convenient!

loopylace.com

lovetocrochetandknit.blogspot.com

Flower [22]: Super easy to make just using a stuffed circle of fabric and embroidery thread.

Half Doll [23]: Learn how to make these vintage-inspired beauties.

helengibb.com

mousechirpy-polkadotpineapple.blogspot.com

Handy Dandy [24]: Made to fit on top of a spool of thread.

Amish Puzzle Ball [25]: Neat! Made by sewing stuffed fabric wedges together.

craftster.org

abyquilt.blogspot.com

Starfruit [26]: Neat design and you can make this in any size you like.

Ring [27]: Sew a small round pincushion made with a scrap of fabric and stuffing then attach to a ring with a plate.

my-little-nook.blogspot.com

pennyshands.blogspot.com

Hexie Caddy [28]: It’s a pincushion & sewing gadget caddy in one, made with pieces of fabric, cereal box cardboard and a glue stick.

African Violet [29]: Sweet little design based on a favorite household plant.

flickr.com/photos/verybigjen/

littlepaperdog.blogspot.com

Jar [30]: Make this with an old mason jar, a scrap of fabric and batting.

Mouse [31]: Sweet little critter made with scraps of cotton fabric. Pattern template provided (image file).

allaboutyou.com

thelittlehousebythesea.wordpress.com

Toadstool [32]: Made with scraps of felt. Free pdf template download.

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.

balzerdesigns.typepad.com

For The Wrist [33]: Lace edged trim acts as button holes for fastening wristband.

Crazy Quilted [34]: Made with scrap quilting cotton or muslin and home decor fabric. Velcro closure.

thedixiechicken.blogspot.com

tearosehome.blogspot.com

Sew Stylish [35]: Made with petals from a silk flower and pretty fabric print. Velcro closure.

Zakka [36]: 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.

etsy.com

planetjune.com

Offset Square [37]: Made from two squares of fabric, offset before sewing, which results in an interesting shape in the finished pincushion. Velcro closure.

Fabric Scrap [38]: Simple to sew, it’s made from one fabric scrap, some filling and velcro. Easy!

thelongthread.com

keyka.typepad.com

Cuff [39]: Free pdf download. Features a velcro tab closure.

Embroidered Ribbon [40]: Made with a strip of pretty embroidered ribbon, embroidery floss, cardboard, elastic and stuffing.

greenkitchen.com

byyourhands.blogspot.com

Cupcake [41]: Made with a jar lid, two pieces of felt, lace and polyfill stuffing. Velcro closure.

Charming Flower [42]: The bracelet is made with a strip of elastic and lace. Very frilly!

onegirlinpink.blogspot.com

diystyle.net

Magnetic [43]: Fabric wristband made with magnet inserts, velcro closure.

Wrist Version Pincushion [44]: Clever little craft using a plastic beverage cap, hairband elastic, polyfill stuffing and a scrap of fabric.

mylittlemochi.typepad.com

lucykatecrafts.blogspot.com

Felt Wristwatch [45]: Cute project using bits of felt, coordinating fabric, stuffing and features a button snap closure.

Sunny [46]: 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.

rozzieland.blogs.com

spoolsewing.com

Wool Felt Christmas Tree [47]: Festive idea for holiday crafting! Made with wool felt, stuffing and a strip of velcro for closure. Free pdf download.

Hedgehog [48]: Cute little critter to assist you in your crafty endeavors. The hedgehog pattern is found here [49].

modernquiltlove.wordpress.com

michaelanns.blogspot.com

With Scalloped Felt [50]: A small rectangular pincushion is made with fabric scraps then trimmed with scalloped felt. Elastic band to hold around the wrist.

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 [51]

Items Needed:

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

Directions:

Click Picture To Download Free Pattern

Vintage Shamrock

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)