Obsessed with cute pincushion patterns just like me? If sewing is your obsession, profession, or both, you will know how essential pin cushions are! These adorable patterns will make you want to sew more, even if you already have one too many.
33 Free Pincushion Patterns
If you are anything like me, you must have felt an occasional ache for something prettier than store-bought pin cushions. Here I have put together a collection of 33 of the cutest pincushion patterns for you to sew.
Supplies for Sewing Pin Cushion Patterns
While each pincushion pattern will have its individual supply lists, here are some commonly used items:
- Fabric - most of these use tightly woven quilting cotton or linen.
- Stuffing - Poly-fill or other polyester stuffing.
- Sewing Basics - Sewing machine, needles, thread, pins, scissors, rulers
#1 Patchwork Pin Cushion Patterns
The first free pattern that I have for you is a very simple and super cute patchwork pincushion. If you’re new to the art of making pincushion patterns, you can surely manage this one, and the results will have you motivated to make more. You can make these with quilting fabric scraps that have a print of your choice. Then, decorate these with some pretty little buttons and gift them to a friend or just treat yourself.
Pattern from Treasurie
#2 Mason Jar Pincushion
If you’ve got a bunch of mason jars that you’ve been considering throwing away, please don’t. Here’s why: you can make the cutest décor for your sewing room or a present for a friend that loves sewing just as much as you do. These mason jars can serve as mini sewing kits, topped off with pincushion lids. Does it get any better than that? So get hold of those extra jars and some pretty quilting scraps, and get ready to impress.
Pattern from Treasurie
#3 DIY Pin Cushion Instructions
Have just completed a sewing project, and you are now left with lots of "too cute to be trashed" fabric scraps? Turn these into some charming pin cushions. These round DIY pin cushions are so easy to make, you’ve got to try them. This pattern can be used to make a pin cushion of any diameter.
Pattern from Treasurie
#4 Felt Pincushion Pattern Sewing Tutorial
Looking for a felt pincushion free pattern? You just got lucky! Here’s an adorable pin cushion pattern for you to make for yourself or for a sewing buddy. If you aren’t sure where to get some good felt, check with your local crafts shop or Etsy. For this cute pattern, you’ll require some matching embroidery threads, some felt pieces in contrasting colors, and polyester stuffing to get your pincushions nice and round.
Free Printable Pincushion Pattern from Treasurie
#5 Cactus Free Pin Cushion Patterns
Love succulents and sewing? Here’s the perfect pincushion pattern for you to flaunt in your stitching room. This crochet pincushion will make a whimsical storage spot for all your pins. It uses a mason jar and some basic crochet stitches.
Pattern from Whistle and Ivy
#6 Wrist Pin Cushions to Make
This pincushion is not only pretty but practical. You can keep it around your wrist for easy access to pins. This pincushion is versatile in nature and such a vibrant eye candy. Make your own pincushion with leftover bits of fabric and create a lovely and practical gift.
Pattern from Easy Peasy Creative
#7 Pin Cushion Mice
This one is the most adorable pincushion patterns ever! I repeat, ever! If you have a young one aspiring to learn sewing, motivate them further with this adorable pin cushion project. I bet you’ll have a row full of cute little whiskers on your mantelpiece in no time.
Pattern from Bustle and Sew
#8 Hexie Pin Cushion Sewing Pattern
Do you want to get your hands on this one right away? Cause me too! This pin cushion with a hexagonal pattern is so chic and classy at the same time. It is mounted on an aluminum tin, and it is perfect for stitching while on the go. Get some cute and colorful fabric scraps, and you can make the perfect gpin cushion to match your sewing room.
Pattern from A Spoonful of Sugar
#9 Voodoo Doll Pin Cushion Sewing Pattern
Got a friend who would love something a little creepy? Or maybe you would like to add some sew-riously spooky elements to your workspace? Yay for that because this pattern is calling for you! Not only would this pin cushion be perfect for serving its purpose, but you can also make some of these for Halloween. If you want, you can add dark buttons for the eyes and make it even spookier.
Pattern from Wonder How To
#10 Homemade Pin Cushion
This one is a simple and cute pin cushion. It is made with an easy technique of using half-square triangles to achieve that perfect round shape, which is otherwise so hard to make. You will make this in no time, and the plump little cushion will have you beaming.
Pattern from Diary of a Quilter
#11 Embroidered Hoop Pin Cushion
Here is something so classy and sophisticated, I can see myself spending quite a bit for it if it was in a store. But hey, with this free pin cushion pattern, you can make it yourself! Use linen, or a cute-patterned cotton scrap, on an embroidery hoop to make this lovely pincushion. If you want to adorn it with embroidery or cross-stitching, you’ll need to do that beforehand. Either way, this little stunner is going to stand out in your sewing space.
Pattern from Stitched Modern
#12 No-sew Pin Cushion Pattern Free
Setting up your sewing room in neutrals with a minimal vibe? This no-sew cross-stitch pincushion pattern will help you add to the whole mood. This one has a plastic base and a locking ring system. This pattern will make perfect pincushions for studio displays.
Pattern from Stitched Modern
#13 Fall Leaf Applique Pin Cushion Tutorial
Who doesn’t love some beautiful applique? You can make the leaf cut-outs in contrasting colors and prints. Get your hands on quilting cotton or pretty linen scraps to create this beauty.
Pattern from Wild Olive
#14 Little Birdie Pin Cushion
Creature-inspired pieces are all the rave in the craft world. These would look super cute on a shelf in your sewing studio and will make a great gift too. However, there’s a catch: you might find yourself creating not one little birdie but a whole flock. I can also imagine adding a ribbon and using them as Christmas decorations.
Pattern from Quiltscapes
#15 Hedgehog Pin Cushion
Could there be a more literal pincushion than this one? I assure you there’s not! It is witty, it is cute, and it’s a must-try! So give this pincushion pattern a try, and you’ll love how this turns out.
Pattern from Makerland
#16 Summer Garden Pin Cushion
The embroidered pincushion pattern is such a treat to the eyes. You can improvise, and add some embroidery flowers of your choice to create your own version. This one would be perfect for some spring and summertime sewing and would even add some warmth to your sewing space in dull winters.
Pattern from Fiberluscious
#17 Bees & Bloom Pin Cushion
This pincushion pattern, with its colorful flowers and bees, gives a refreshing vibe to your sewing space. You can always play around with the beautiful applique patterns and woolen embroidery to customize your own little garden. Wool can be used in winters, while cotton thread can be used in summer to make this cute blooming pin cushion.
Pattern from All People Quilt
#18-33 More Pincushion Patterns
Here are more amazing pincushion patterns for you to choose from! Click on the site name, and it will take you to the pattern.
Pincushion Pattern FAQs
What is the best stuffing for pin cushion patterns?
Most pin cushions are stuffed with polyester filling. Alternatives include wool batting, cotton batting, cut up fabric scraps, sawdust, rice and cruched walnut shells.
What is the best fabric for pincushions?
The best fabric for these pincushion patterns is tightly woven cotton or linen. These fabrics will hold the pins tightly and prevent any stuffing from poking through.
Pincushion Patterns – In Conclusion
Whether you are new to sewing or have already been in business for too long, these free pincushion patterns are a must-try for you. They are so simple to create, and that is a motivational feat on its own, but the super cute results will lighten up your days of hard work and your creative space making you want to spice up your sewing game a notch more.
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