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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You now have four two-square pairs. With the right sides facing, line up the long edge of two of the square pairs and sew down the long edge. Press. Repeat for the remaining two squares. You'll end up with two four-square pieces, which will be the front and back of your cushion.

 


Line up the squares, right sides facing, and pin them in place. Beginning 1 inch in from one side, sew around the square, ending 1 to 2 inches in from the last corner (so that you have about a 4-inch opening left for turning). Pink the edges of the square and turn it inside out.

Press the square, turning the open edges under to match the finished edge of the square. This will make it easier to sew shut later.


Stuff the square with polyfill. Roll small balls and push them into each corner, and stuff more polyfill than you think will fit (this cushion looks best extra-plump!).

 

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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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