10 Adorable Fast and Easy Free Pincushion Patterns

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Pin Cushions. Everyone who sews needs at least one. Learn how to sew your own pincushion! Sewists  need to have a one handy to their sewing machine, ironing board, and cutting table. Pin cushions make fun sewing projects for all who love to sew.  Here are all my favorite free pincushion patterns and they all have helpful detailed instructions. Any of these are perfect in case you need to make one for yourself or you’re looking for a sweet gift to give your sewing friend. Get ready for 10 fun ways to manage your pins and needles.

To sew a pincushion you will need:

  • fabric for the exterior (quilting cotton, felt, or any other fabric scraps)
  • if you are using thin fabric, consider using fusible interfacing on the back for a smoother look and more satisfying ‘punch’ when the pin or needle pierces
  • some kind of filler such as:

1. PinCushions with Pom Poms

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My easy peasy pincushions with pom-poms are so fun, and lightning fast! Make a basket full in no time with this easy tutorial. They are the perfect size to make into a wrist pin cushion with the addition of an elastic strap. They make great gifts!

2. Quilty Patchwork Pincushion



Make a quilty patchwork pincushion to adorn your sewing table and give you inspiration for your next quilt. This pincushion pattern will make any quilter smile.

3. Magnetic Box Cushion

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This fabulous pin holder has a magnet in the bottom while the top has pincushion stuffing or filling for two ways to keep track of your pins!

4. Pincushion with Thread Catcher



Every sewist should have one of these handy dandy pincushion and thread catcher combos. Heaven knows I have enough thread on the floor already! Watch the video tutorial from Lorrie Nune to see how this one’s made.

5. The Blossom Pincushion



This pretty pincushion reminds me of a big beautiful flower blossom…just the right decor for my sewing room! And I love those patchwork wedges. Make the bottom from red fabric and the top sections from green and you would have the look of the traditional tomato pin cushion. Would one made in orange look like a pumpkin?

6. Little Chicken Pincushions



Need a tiny pincushion? Make these irresistible little chicken pincushions with a quick little tutorial from Kim…come see!

7. Mason Jar with Cushion Top



I love mason jars…they are so useful for so many things! Here’s a quick and easy tutorial to help you make a cute mason jar pincushion which can be made without using a sewing machine. Embroidery thread and a running stitch will take care of the needle work. You can use it to hold other sewing notions in too. Raid your stash or your scrap bin for this one.

8. Citrus Pincushion

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These citrus pincushions look yummy enough to eat! Use up small pieces of leftover felt or other fabric to make this one. The free sewing pattern includes a downloadable template.

9. Pins & Needles, Organizer, and Thread Catcher

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Here is another handy pincushion organizer that also has pockets for keeping your other sewing tools handy. I bet you could keep your seam ripper, marking tool, scissors, and tweezers in there – ready to use!

10. Magnetic Pin Bowl

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If you are not in the mood for sewing or you just want to try a new craft with Fimo clay… try making a Magnetic Pin Bowl!

However you use your new pincushion or pin bowl… happy sewing!

Do you use Wonderclips instead of pins? Check out all these zipper pouch patterns for keeping your clips in one place.


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