Quilted Pincushion

This cute pincushion is a great way to make use of tiny fabric scraps, and brings a pop of colour to your sewing room. I always had the problem that my pins were flying around everywhere, and were frequently found on the floor several days after completing my project. Sometimes I also stuck my needles through my clothes (who can relate?). This all changed after I had finally got myself a good pincushion.

No sewing machine is required for this project, and even if you have one, I’d recommend doing it by hand, as the seams are really tiny.

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You will need:

  • Fabric scraps
  • Filling material
  • Needle and thread
  • Template
  • Button

First of all, either print or make your own template. If you decide on the latter version, don’t forget to add seam allowances to the edges of you pie-piece shaped segments.

Cut out six pie-slice shaped segments from different fabrics, as well as a circle of of the same radius as you segments for the underside of your pincushion.

Sew together all the segments (right sides together), to create one circular piece. Again, right sides together, sew the top and bottom pieces together, leaving a small opening of about 5cm /2″.

Turn the cushion inside out, and stuff with your filling material.

Sew the opening closed, folding the raw edges to the inside as you go. Lastly, sew your button in the centre of your pincushion, making sure that the centres of both the top and bottom layers of the pincushion are aligned.