Simple Pincushion #2

Honey bun Soiree`
6 inch square backing fabric
Upholstery Thread
Sewing Thread
Polyfil or Walnut shells
5.5 inch OmniGrid ruler


Choose 5 fabric strips and cut cross-wise 1.5 X 6.5 inches

I use my rotary cutting mat for accuracy.


Sew your strips together in a please arrangement using the picture as your guide. Next take your backing fabric and lay the 5.5 inch square ruler on it as shown…this is the guide I used to mark my corners.

Draw a pencil line on the wrong side of the fabric.

Layer the pieces right sides together and pin.Sew a 1/4 inch seam allowance around sides and pencil corners. I use a 1/4 inch foot and line up my pressure foot with the pencil line. Make sure you leave a 1.5 inch opening for turning. I back stitch with my machine at the beginning and end for strength.

Here is the piece after it sewn and the corners trimmed.

Turn right side out.

Stuff with polyfil or lizard litter.

Whip stitch opening closed with silk thread. Using upholstery thread, I usually knot where a button or yo-yo will be.

And pinching the fabric together…I take several ‘bites’ through the center of the cushion. I knot again once I have a pleasing arrangement.

Sew on a button or yo-yo and you’re done.

A lovely simple pincushion….

0 comments on “Simple Pincushion #2

  1. Needled Mom says:

    Very cute. Can anyone ever have too many pincushions? I am always moving mine from one place to another. Thanks for a great idea.

  2. Love it, thanks Vickie!

  3. MandMStudio says:

    I love the fabrics that you choose, very cute:)

  4. PunkiePie says:

    ANOTHER pin cushion that I NEED to do. AWESOME, Vickie!

  5. Too cute… and fast!! Great fabric choice… Lx

  6. happy zombie says:

    The pinchushion queen strikes again! I love this Vickie!

  7. happy zombie says:

    Ooops… pincushion!

  8. V and Co. says:

    i’m loving the sioree line…cute pincushion!

  9. Sarah Pead says:

    Just made one! It was so much fun and so easy! 🙂

  10. Christy says:

    It’s lovely. Can’t wait to make one!