12 Handmade Pincushion Ideas & Tutorials

If you sew, embroider, have visions of one day being able to sew….. or even just pretend to sew, then you probably have a pincushion!

Pincushions just kind of go with needles and thread.

Which brings me to an important question… how many pincushions are too many?


Pincushion Angel by Shabby Art Boutique. An easy to follow step-by-step photographic E-pattern and full size template to make this gorgeous Tilda inspired pincushion. A handy pocket in the back holds a Quick-unpick and scissors. E-pattern available from http://www.woodberrydesigns.com.au/patterns.htm


The answer is…. you can never have too many pincushions!!

That’s like saying you have too much fabric… and us crafters NEVER say that.


So why all this chatter about pincushions today?

I accidentally stood on a pin in my craft room yesterday and that blighter pieced my skin and went in deep… yowser that hurt.

I actually have multiply pincushions and even a magnetic dish, but that one stray pin got away on me. Trust me to find it with my foot.


How to make a magnetic pins dish - free tutorial on Shabby Art Boutique.com

See how I made my magnetic pin dish HERE.


So today I’m still smarting and thinking about pincushions and stray pins, so thought I’d gather a few pincushion tutorials from my blogging friends… just in case you need to make some more pincushions.

Just remember my motto…. you can never have too many pincushions!!


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Thank you to the following ladies for their fabulous free pincushion tutorials.

The hidden pincushion that’s safe for little ones and pets

from Sadie Seasongoods.



Christine’s pincushion jar from The DIY Dreamer



Mary Beth’s vintage creamer pincushion at Cupcakes and Crinoline



A cute little hedgehog from Maker Land



Hand embroidered pincushion from Make It Handmade



Framed desktop pincushion from Dream A Little Bigger



Little Birdie pincushion by Deonn at Quiltscapes




Anthropology inspired pincushion and sewing kit

made from a mason jar at Duct Tape and Denim



Or this mason jar one from Linda at Mason Jar Crafts Love



And this incredibly clever chair pincushion made from tuna cans from Re-do It Yourself Inspirations

title photo redoit tuna can pin cushions


Although my sweet Pincushion Angel is not a free tutorial, for anyone who is interested in her, I do have an E-pattern with step-by-step photo instructions and a full sized template in my Boutique HERE.

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You may also like my post for 10 tips for organising a craft room

and 8 craft storage projects.

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Happy crafting,

Hugs – Kerryanne


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  1. Some lovely ideas for ‘different’ pincushions. Thank you Kerryanne and all the folk who shared these super ideas.
    Toni xx

  2. Shirley Flavell says:

    I have made your pincushion angel and really love her. Thank you for all the others you have shared. Hugs Shirley

  3. Hi
    I was trying to purchase your country christmas santa ornaments, but when it says to fill out the country, it doesn’t show the us, it only goes to the “L’s” and will not scroll any further, can u help, please

    • Kerryanne says:

      Hi Mary, as the items is an electronic pattern (E-pattern), I don’t need your address, so just skip that bit. I received an order just a few minutes ago from Cincinnati in The US, so it seems to be working??… maybe try again 🙂

  4. Greetings from Canada! Thank you for sharing all the beautiful projects. You have such a knack for making everything look so pretty and well organized. I appreciate the inspiration!

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