DIY – Pincushion Angel

Back in 2011 I designed this sweet pincushion angel for use in my Studio classroom.

Everyone that visited my studio fell in love with her…. so in 2013, after many requests I decided to make the design into an E-pattern to sell in my Boutique.

My little Pincushion Angel was a huge hit and remained one of my most popular E-patterns until I retired the pattern earlier this year.


Pincushion Angel Tutorial and Pattern by Shabby Art Boutique

[Pin for later]

Today I’m sharing this project with you as a free E-pattern, which contains a full size pattern template and step-by-step photo tutorial.

It’s a fairly basic design, with easy to follow instructions… making it a perfect 1/2 day project.

I designed the angel to have a pocket at the rear, which can hold embroidery scissors and a ‘Quick Unpick’…. a tool that was always lost in my studio until I had this specific spot to keep it.

The lower half of the angel is filled with pellets (or rice). The extra weight keeps it steady and I often use mine to hold books open or to hold pattern templates in place while I trace them.

How to make a Pincushion Angel by Shabby Art Boutique

I’ve made my Pincushion Angel in both neutrals and in pretty colours.

Although I used Tilda wings for my Angel, you could use any kind of wings. I think vintage book page wings would be adorable on a neutral Angel too!

If you’d like to add a sweet Pincushion Angel to you craft or sewing room, please feel welcome to…

download the free E-pattern here.

Free E-pattern for Pincushion Angel by Shabby Art Boutique

Happy sewing,



I’d love for you to connect with me at:

Follow on Bloglovin

or if you’d like my posts delivered directly to your Inbox

Subscribe to Shabby Art Boutique by Email

If you’d like a private pass to all things ‘shabbilicious, sign up today for my fortnightly newsletter. It contains personal stories, sneak peeks, recommendations, discounts and freebies.


  1. Soooooo sweet. Love this!

  2. Shay Moore says:

    Thank you so much, I can
    not wait to make her! So cute.

  3. Thank you Kerryanne. I’ve loved your angel since you first shared photos of her. I’m sure many folk will be adding her to their homes.
    Toni xx

  4. Thank you so much for the pattern!

  5. Wanda Rogers says:

    Thank you so much for the pattern, love your boards.

  6. Thank you so much for this lovely pattern. Hope to make it next week with my granddaughter.

  7. Thank you so much for sharing your design with us, she is darling.

  8. This is so gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing. I can’t wait to make her – in my brand new craft room in Derbyshire UK.

  9. Thank you so very much.

Speak Your Mind