35+ of the Cutest Pincushion Patterns You've Ever Seen
You'll be inspired to learn how to make a pincushion when you see these adorable patterns!
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Do you love to sew? Of course you do! That is how you know that every good sewist needs a great pincushion 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 pincushion is pretty meta, huh?). With this collection of 35+ of the Cutest Pincushion Patterns You've Ever Seen at your fingertips, you'll be inspired to create a beautiful and functional sewing craft that will help you stay organized — and keep those needles and pins in one place.
From animal patterns such as a porcupine to wearable accessories, including watches and rings, we have gathered the best and cutest pincushion patterns around. It won't be hard to find your needles when you make these adorable and unique designs! Sewing pincushions is also a fun way to make a dent in your fabric stash, as the projects use only small amounts of fabric. These fun sewing projects would also make creative gift ideas for the sewists in your life.
Bonus! Learn how to make a pincushion when you take a look at our free video on How to Sew a Quilted Pin Cushion. This easy sewing pattern is just what you need to create a colorful addition to your sewing gear.
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If this will be your first time making a pincushion, then you can't go wrong with these patterns! From a scrap-busting design to a classic cupcake pincushion pattern, these projects are perfect for those who are new to sewing. More advanced sewists will also enjoy these projects, as the pincushions can be made in very little time and with minimal effort. Creative as can be, these designs don't hold back when it comes to delightful designs. You will be so proud to use these finished projects!
- Easy to Make Pin Cushion
This is a classic tomato pattern that is perfect for those just beginning to sew. You can make this project in very little time!
- Five Point Pincushion
Use scraps from your favorite fabrics to make this cute and simple pincushion. This is definitely one project to try.
- 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.
- Little Lemonade Pillow Pincushion
This little pillow is perfect for storing pins and brightening up your sewing room. You'll always smile when you see this pincushion!
- Pretty Pincushion Jar
Do you spend more time working on projects outside of your sewing room than not? Then this adorable pincushion jar is just what you need! The all-in-one jar is perfect for taking your projects on the road.
- Scrappy Denim Free Pincushion Pattern
If you have an old pair of jeans and some thread, then you're well on your way to making this pattern! Take upcycling to the next level when you make this pincushion.
- A Lovely Pincushion from a Mayonnaise Jar Lid
Transform a jar lid into an essential sewing item with this project! This clever and resourceful pattern is perfect for sewists of all skill levels.
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Pincushions with Animals, Eggs, Strawberries, and More
What can be cuter than a pincushion in the shape of a strawberry, a porcupine, or even an owl? If you want to add an adorable accessory to your sewing gear, then these pincushion projects are for you. From food to animals and even zombies, you'll find just the right pattern that will fit both your personality and your own style. These whimsical designs are almost too cute to use and will make wonderful gift ideas for the holidays, birthdays, and even weddings. Creating your own pincushions will be so much fun with these projects at hand.
- Porcupine Pin Cushion
This pincushion might the cutest thing ever and works perfectly because the pins are the quills on the porcupine's back. It's certainly a whimsical design.
- Zombies, Cupcakes, and Turtles Pin Cushions
These pincushion patterns are both adorable and extremely creative. You can easily create these projects in an afternoon.
- Over(ly) Easy Pincushion
Do you like your sewing patterns to be overly easy? If so, then this pattern is for you.
- Strawberry Pincushion
The pattern to make these petite berries is perfect for marking your tools. You'll love keeping these pincushions at hand.
- Doily Pin Cushion
If you're on the lookout for classic designs, then this easy sewing project is just what you need. Elegant as can be, this pattern is one to try.
- Wedding Cake Pincushion
Gift this wedding cake to a newly engaged seamstress; she'll undoubtedly treasure and admire this pincushion pattern. The tiered look of the pattern makes it truly unique.
- 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.
- Pretty Pie DIY Pincushion
When it comes to projects that are easy as, well, pie, you can't go wrong with this design! This project needs to go on your to-do list, STAT.
- How to Make A Pincushion Pumpkin
Get ready for Halloween when you create this pincushion! The pumpkin can even double as a decoration when it's not in use.
Got scrap fabric? Don't throw it out! With these creative and quick sewing projects, you can transform those scraps into aprons, potholders, and more. Take a look at our collection of projects to get started: 13 Beginner-Friendly Kitchen Sewing Projects
It's one thing to make a pincushion that is ready for use. But keeping that pincushion nearby while you're in the midst of a project? Now that's another story. These pincushion accessories are perfect for the sewist on the go, as they can be worn on your wrist, your fingers, or even attached to your sewing machine. You'll find what you need in no time with these projects! If you don't want to waste time searching for your needles every time you start a project, then these pincushion patterns need to be on your radar.
- Wrist Watch Pincushion
Time will fly by when you have this fun and creative pincushion by your side. The design is easy to make, too.
- 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.
- 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.
- Ring Pincushion
This Ring Pincushion is a fantastic spin on an old sewing necessity. It's perfect for use while making smaller projects.
- Sew Stylish Pincushion
This pincushion fits around your wrist like a corsage. It looks great, it is comfortable to wear, and it is extremely practical.
- Thumb Pincushion
Pincushion patterns don't get much more unique than this one. Based off of a thumb ring, the pattern will give you access to your sewing needles throughout your project.
- Wrist Pincushion
Clever as can be, this pincushion can slide on like a bracelet. Make one for your best friend, then make a second one for you!
- Perfect Pin Cushion Cuff
Truly, this design makes the perfect pincushion accessory. The on-trend design is sleek and stylish, too.
- Bottlecap Pincushion
Can you believe you'll use bottlecaps for this project? This fun and whimsical design has to be seen to be believed.
- Toadstool Wrist Pincushion Tutorial
Add some pop culture fun to your sewing gear with this pincushion! This project is perfect for anyone who is a fan of the beloved Nintendo games.
Other Cute Pincushion Ideas
Whoever said that pincushions have to be dull? These cute pincushion ideas are fun, colorful, and will look amazing when in use. Reach in your scrap fabric stash and get sewing with these projects. Featuring thread catchers, tiny pincushions, and so much more, these projects are fun and interesting takes on the traditional pincushion. Whether your personal style is vintage-inspired or you just want to make a geometric design, these patterns are sure to check all the right boxes.
- 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.
- Grandma's Pincushion Thread Catcher Tutorial
Keep track of your pins and keep your sewing area clean with this clever combination pincushion and thread catcher. Keep this project in mind for holiday gifts for anyone who loves to sew!
- Scrappy Armrest Pincushion Tutorial
Sew while you sit on the couch with this unexpected idea! You can even use your scrap stash to make this project.
- Tiny Little Pincushion
This small pincushion wraps perfectly around your sewing machine for convenient and easy access. You'll always have just the right tools you need with this little number.
- Pin Love Pin Cushion
Whether you're lucky in love or a little heartbroken, this heart-shaped pincushion is for you. Don't wait for Valentine's Day to make this project!
- Quick Pieced Pincushion Tutorial
Learn how to quilt an adorable and functional design when you pick up your materials and start this pincushion. True to its name, it won't take long to create the design.
- Make a Pin Cushion Egg Cup
Make this adorable quirky pincushion before your next sewing adventure. You probably haven't seen a design like this one!
- Smiling Succulent DIY Pincushion
You won't be able to hold back a smile when you see this adorable design! The easy pincushion pattern will be a whimsical addition to your sewing room.
- Vintage Trimmed Pin Cushions
Incorporate some throwback style in your sewing gear with this pincushion! This colorful design is too good to miss.
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