Easy Pin Cushions

December 17th, 2008

I have been trying to think of a creative stocking stuffer that I could make this year and give to all my sisters. We all like to sew in one form or another so I thought I could try making pin cushions. What once was a simple gift idea quickly became an obsession. I started out with one pattern that didn’t give me the clean crisp look I was going for so my search continued. After several failed attempts I stumbled on this perfectly easy tutorial on WipUp. Below are pictures of my process and finished pin cushions.

Pin Cushion 1
These really don’t require much fabric so I suggest using fabric quarters; you can make quite a few out of just one swatch. I liked mine on the smaller side so I cut my circles to 3 inches.

Pin Cushion 2

Pin Cushion 3

Pin Cushion 4

Ready for stockings!!!

6 Responses to “Easy Pin Cushions”

  1. Katie Says:

    This is such a good idea. I love that they can be any fabric you want and any size. What a wonderful hand made gift!

  2. Katie Says:

    I really hope I get one for Christmas… 😉

  3. Laurel Says:

    Such a cute idea…I think I am going to make a giant one with 10 inch circles! I am wondering about how to make the fabric covered button. I hope I don’t need to buy a button maker! Can you tell me how you made yours? Thanks

  4. tara Says:

    i love this pin cushion! thanks for the tutorial 🙂 i can’t wait to get started!

  5. Holly Says:

    I love these! I am definitely going to make one. If I have any trouble, I know where to find you 🙂

  6. Kate Says:

    So, I know I’m a bit late to leave a comment on such an old post but I recently found your blog and am so fond of what I’ve read so far that I decided to digg around in your archives. So glad I did what a fun pin cushion project! I’ve got enough scraps around already that I think I’ll make a few this weekend. Thanks so much for sharing!