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DIY Desert Cactus Pincushion

By: Laura Gummerman from
DIY Desert Cactus Pincushion
DIY Desert Cactus Pincushion
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Keep your sewing room organized with an adorable DIY pincushion that's inspired by the bright and beautiful plant life of the American Southwest. This DIY Desert Cactus Pincushion is a quirky and playful gift that sewists everywhere will fall in love with! Made with budget-friendly felt, this whimsical pincushion tutorial is a fantastic DIY gift idea and is a quick and easy project that you can design in less than an hour. You can even choose your style of cacti to make, from a simple round cactus to the traditional saguaro cactus found in states like Arizona and California. Treat your friends (and yourself) to a fun and thoughtful sewing room organizer with this tutorial.

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

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Oh my how cute.I have to have all of these cactus pincushions and why not when they are so easy and fast to make. This is a good way to keep your pins in place while looking nice. I am going to make some extras to give to a very dear friend of mine too. Felt is so cheap so their is not much cost so make some as gifts too for all the sewers you know or even for a decoration for the friend who is obsessed with cactus.Great tutorial and fun. Anyone else making some?

Oh gosh this looks a little tricky for me. I definitely need to learn how to use a sewing machine before I do something like this. Maybe in the meantime, I can convince someone to make it for me...

What a fantastic idea!! This is such a cute way to store pins.


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