How to Make a Pretty Pincushion with a Button Center

comments (13) March 18th, 2009     

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LindaPermann Linda Permann, contributor
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With this pincushion, now you have a cute and colorful landing place for all of your sewing pins.
To begin, cut four 3-1/2-inch squares from two different fabrics. Align the squares (make four total sets of two squares).
With the right sides of each square facing, line up the edges and sew one edge of each square pair together. Open out each pair and press the seam to one side.
With this pincushion, now you have a cute and colorful landing place for all of your sewing pins.

With this pincushion, now you have a cute and colorful landing place for all of your sewing pins.

Photo: Linda Permann
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In planning out my projects for the month, I first thought of ways to use lots of buttons. But I also remembered that I have several prized buttons that are no longer in sets—singles and sometimes doubles here and there. And while I love looking at them in my button jars, I wanted to come up with a project that would allow me to feature a few of them in an item I use often. And so was born this multicrafty pincushion with button center. To make this project, you'll patch, sew, and crochet your way to a perfect pedestal for a favorite button or two. Bonus: Your favorite few buttons will never roll off the back of your sewing table into the abyss anymore. And if you're scared to commit some of your button faves to this project, remember that you can always cut them loose and add new buttons if you finally find the perfect project for your lone fasteners.

Materials

  • Two fabric remnants, at least 8 inches x 8 inches
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine (optional) or sewing needle and thread
  • Iron
  • Small amount polyfill stuffing
  • Embroidery needle
  • Small amount sock yarn (or crochet thread or embroidery floss)
  • Size 2.75mm steel crochet hook
  • Two or three large buttons

Step 1: Piece, stuff, and sew the pincushion.


To begin, cut four 3-1/2-inch squares from two different fabrics. Align the squares as shown (make four total sets of two squares).

 


With the right sides of each square facing, line up the edges and sew one edge of each square pair together. Open out each pair and press the seam to one side.

 

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Comments (13)

yarntoknit writes: Great turorial Linda. I made one today. You can see it here: http://theyarntoknitblog.blogspot.com/2010/08/little-bit-of-crochet.html
Thank you!
Posted: 5:27 pm on August 30th
sophiecai writes: cute one....would love to make one too
Posted: 11:16 am on February 15th
SWEEETBONBON writes: LIKE IT ALOT. WILL HAVE MY 8 YEAR OLD GRANDAUGHTER MAKE ONE.. THANKS

Posted: 4:12 pm on December 2nd
moonbaby writes: I really love this pin cushion. I am planing on making several for Christmas gifts. I am so excited I just got my craft room set up and I have been looking for things to make....Keep it up...
Posted: 2:32 pm on July 2nd
moonbaby writes: I really love this pin cushion. I am planing on making several for Christmas gifts. I am so excited I just got my craft roon set up and I have been looking for things to make....Keep it up...
Posted: 2:28 pm on July 2nd
Luz writes: Great Project - love your instructions and photos. I'm off to see a new pin cushion.. Thanks so much!!
Posted: 7:21 pm on March 23rd
SEWButterfly writes: Love the pincushion and crocheted edge! Great 'how-to'!
Posted: 11:36 am on March 23rd
Sweet_Dee writes: Gorgeous!!!
Posted: 3:32 pm on March 21st
NoNoSewHip writes: What a beautiful pin cushion! and wow..I think I will take my crochet needle out and just might do this! Thanks
Posted: 7:41 am on March 21st
LindaPermann writes: thanks ladies!
Posted: 2:20 am on March 20th
MarleyMom writes: Very Cute. Thanks.

Posted: 7:38 pm on March 19th
susanstars writes: That's gorgeous, Linda! I want to make one for sure... I love those ingenious tiny-amounts-of-fabric projects :)
Posted: 12:17 pm on March 19th
Sister_Diane writes: This is adorable! And your instructions for making the crochet edging are fantastic. I think I could actually do that!

Also, I LOVE how you set up your finished-project photo. Beautiful shot.
Posted: 10:38 am on March 19th
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