Looking for a felt pincushion pattern? Happy Valentines Day Freebie! If you feel like spoiling yourself or someone who loves to sew then this is for you. This week’s tutorial shows you how to make this adorable felt pincushion with a sewing machine applique.
Felt Pincushion Pattern
- FELT - Wool or acrylic felt in contrast colors. You can purchase felt squares from your local haberdashery or craft shop. Etsy also has a great supply of felt sellers.
- STUFFING - A couple of handfuls of polyester filling for stuffing your pincushion.
- THREAD - Matching threads. You can use embroidery threads or just ordinary machine thread.
- HAND SEWING NEEDLE
Printing and Assembling Pattern Pieces
Download and print your felt pincushion pattern
A new window will open. When printing your pattern pieces, make sure that your printers “page scaling” is set to “none” and “auto center and rotate” is checked.
The pattern pieces print on 8.5” x 11”(letter) or A4 paper. You can check your pattern has printed in the correct size by measuring the one inch (2.5cm) test square.
If you are new to printing PDF patterns, please read my article on how to print PDF patterns.
Types of Stitches
These are some of the stitches you will use to make your pincushion. If you are new to hand sewing and are not sure how to do these stitches, please read the below articles for step by step instructions.
- 6 Basic Hand Stitches
- Running Stitch
- How to Sew Whip Stitch
- Blanket Stitch
- Ladder Stitch for an Invisible Closure
Felt Pincushion Pattern - Instructions
Step 1 - Side Piece
Stitch the hearts on the SIDE piece in the positions marked on the pattern. Use a whip stitch, blanket stitch or running stitch. If you are a beginner, then a simple up and down running stitch is the simplest way to sew all the applique. It is also the quickest.
Step 2 - Top Applique
Stitch the applique on the TOP piece of the pincushion in the position marked on the pattern.
Step 3 - Assemble
Turn the pincushion over and stitch the BOTTOM to the SIDE piece. You will need to leave a 1 ½ inch (4cm) gap to feed the stuffing through. Leave the thread and needle still attached
Step 4 - Stuffing
Stuff your pincushion through the gap. Be careful not to overstuff the pincushion or it will look more like a ball!
Stitch the gap closed with the still attached thread.
If your pincushion is not sitting flat you can put a couple of stitches through the center starting at the bottom and going through the top and back down.
Felt Pincushion Pattern - In Conclusion
Congratulations on another great project you have completed! You can now admire your handiwork every time you reach for a pin.
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HOW TO MAKE A PINCUSHION TUTORIALS
Here are some more pincushion tutorials.
- How to Make a Pincushion – Patchwork square shaped pin cushion
- Pincushion Patterns – Felt with an applique sewing machine motif. This pincushion is done is all hand sewing.
- Mason Jar Pincushion – Recycle old jars into a stylish pincushion for your workroom.
- DIY Pin Cushion – Round pin cushion