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30 of the Cutest Pin Cushion Patterns You've Ever Seen

By: Adam Kaplan, editor,

Little Lemonade Pillow PincushionDo you love to sew? Of course you do! That is how you know that every good sewist needs a great pin cushion by his or her side. There is no better way to get your hands on a pincushion than to sew it yourself. (Sewing your own pin cushion is pretty meta, huh?). From animal pin cushion patterns such as a porcupine to accessory pin cushion patterns such as a wrist watch, we have gathered the best and cutest pin cushion patterns around. Come join us as we show you 35 of the Cutest Pin Cushion Patterns You've Ever Seen.


Zombies, Cupcakes, and Turtles Pin Cushions 


30 of the Cutest Pin Cushion Patterns You've Ever Seen

Table of Contents

  1. Easy-To-Make Pincushions

  2. Animal, Egg, Strawberry and More Pincushions

  3. Accessories Pincushion

  4. Other Cute Pincushion Ideas


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Easy-To-Make Pincushions


Easy to Make PincushionFive Point Pincushion


  1. Easy to Make Pincushion: This is a classic tomato pattern that is perfect for those just beginning to sew
  2. Five Point Pincushion: Use scraps from your favorite fabrics to make this cute and simple pincushion.
  3. Hexie Caddy Pincushion: This pattern makes the ultimate helper for a sewist. Not only does this design work as a pincushion but it doubles as a sewing supplies caddy so you will never wonder where your scissors have gone again.


Miniature Cupcake Pincushion


  1. Miniature Cupcake Pin Cushion: Pincushion patterns don't get much easier than this adorable miniature cupcake. See if you can abstain from taking a bite out of this sewing delicacy.
  2. Little Lemonade Pillow Pincushion: This little pillow is perfect for storing pins and brightening up your sewing room.


Animal, Egg, Strawberry and More Pincushions


Over(ly) Easy PincushionStrawberry Pincushion 

  1. Porcupine Pin Cushion: This pincushion might the the cutest thing ever and works perfectly because the pins are the quills on the porcupine's back.
  2. Zombies, Cupcakes, and Turtles Pin Cushions: These pin cushion patterns are both adorable and extremely creative.
  3. Over(ly) Easy Pincushion: Do you like your eggs over easy? Do you like your sewing patterns to be overly easy? If so, then this pattern is for you.
  4. Strawberry Pincushion: These pin cushion patterns to make these petite berries are perfect for marking your tools.
  5. Strawberry Pincushion Tutorial: A sewist is only as good as his or her pincushion. So be the best sewist with this amazing pincushion.
  6. Doily Pin Cushion: If you're in the market for classic pin cushion patterns, this easy sewing project is just what you need. Make a pin cushion that you'll love the look of by trying out this pin cushion pattern.


Wise Owl Accessory Holder 


  1. Wedding Cake Pincushion:Use pin cushion patterns as presents. Gift this wedding cake to a newly engaged seamstress; she'll undoubtedly treasure and admire this pin cushion pattern.
  2. Wise Owl Accessory Holder: This helpful owl does more than just holding your pins. It also stores all of your other sewing materials to keep you organized.
  3. Mod lil Animal Pincushions: These adorable little animals are incredibly easy to make and the perfect size for pincushions.


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Accessories Pincushions


Wrist Watch PincushionThumb Pincushion

  1. Wrist Watch Pincushion: Time will fly by when you have this fun and creative pin cushion by your side.
  2. Embroidery Heart Pincushion: You'll find the hand embroidery techniques used in this tutorial to be great practice for future projects, and the results will be a beautiful little Valentine's Day sewing project you can use yourself or give as a gift.
  3. Magnetic Wrist Pincushion: Maybe you know how to make a pincushion, maybe you don't. However, with this Magnetic Wrist Pincushion, all bets are off. This innovative project gets rid of the bulk of the traditional pincushion and keeps those needles within reach.
  4. Ring Pincushion: This Ring Pincushion is a fantastic spin on an old sewing necessity.
  5. Sew Stylish Pincushion: This pin cushion fits around your wrist like a corsage. It looks great, it is comfortable to wear, and it is extremely practical. 


Sew Stylish Pincushion


  1. Cupcake Wrist Pincushion: You are so sweet and there is no better way to prove it than with this adorable Cupcake Wrist Pincushion.
  2. Thumb Pincushion: Pin cushion patterns don't get much more unique than this one. Based off of a thumb ring, this pin cushion pattern will give you access to your sewing needles throughout your project.
  3. Wrist Pincushion: Gift this Wrist Pin Cushion to a friend or yourself. You can never have enough of these pin cushion accessories.
  4. Perfect Pin Cushion Cuff: Truly, this pin cushion pattern does make the perfect pin cushion accessory. See for yourself why this pin cushion pattern is raved about by sewists everywhere.
  5. Bottlecap Pincushion: For different pin cushion patterns, consult this pin cushion design. This is also an opporunity to make recycled crafts by reusing those old bottlecaps.


Other Cute Pincushion Ideas


Grandma's Pincushion Thread Catcher Tutorial Scrappy Armrest Pincushion Tutorial

  1. Grandma's Pincushion Thread Catcher Tutorial: Keep track of your pins and keep your sewing area clean with this clever combination pincushion - thread catcher.
  2. Scrappy Armrest Pincushion Tutorial: Sew while you sit on the couch with this unexpected idea!


Pin Love Pin Cushion


  1. Tiny Little Pincushion: This small pincushion wraps perfectly around your sewing machine for convenient and easy access.
  2. Pin Love Pin Cushion: Whether you're lucky in love or a little heartbroken, this heart-shaped pin cushion is for you.
  3. Quick Pieced Pincushion Tutorial: Learn how to quilt an adorable pin cushion pattern.
  4. Make a Pin Cushion Egg Cup: Make this adorable quirky pin cushion before your next sewing adventure.


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I am looking for a jelly jar with rug braiding on the top. They used a very small jelly jar and 2 coils of braiding on the top. I would like the pattern.

I have friends over for costume/cosplay workshops. They always leave pins everywhere. I've been poked in the foot, leg, butt, and hand.

The worst place I ever found a pin was in my butt cheek after I SAT on it. lol The second worst would be the bottom of my foot. I dd find one in the cat's bed once, though it did not seem to have caused any harm.

Where's the porcupine??

Under number 6 is the porcupine pincushion to be found ;-) Happy sewing

where is the mod lil animal pincushions that led me to this site?

You can fill these with emery sand and it will keep the pins sharp. You can get it on Etsy.

These are just what I was looking for, they will be great Christmas gifts for all the Ladies at my church.. Thank you!!

The pin cushions are adorable!! Are they stuffed with cotton batting or with sand, which keeps the pins and needles sharp? Many years ago all pc's were stuffed with sand. Not an easy thing to do, cuz it's messy, but if sewn well, none of the sand ever leaks out.

What great original ideas! Thanks.


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