How to Sew a Quilted Pin Cushion

How to Sew a Quilted Pin Cushion
How to Sew a Quilted Pin Cushion

Nothing is better than having an adorable DIY pin cushion that you can brag about to all your sewing friends. This How to Sew a Quilted Pin Cushion sewing video shows you an adorable pin cushion you can make. Plus, this how-to video makes it really easy to follow along so you will soon be crafting tons of your own special sewing pin cushions for all your DIY projects! Whether you are an avid sewer or simply partake in the hobby from time to time, this super adorable DIY quilt project will quickly become your favorite! 

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Sewn byBoth Hand and Machine


Materials List

  • 7 strips of fabric
  • Fusable fleece
  • Ruler
  • Rotary cutter
  • Polyfill
  • Spoon / funnel
  • Crushed walnut shells

How to Sew a Quilted Pin Cushion

DIY Quilted Pin Cushion Instructions

  1. Pick one fabric for your background and set it aside. 

  2. From your remaining strips, cut six 1.5" pieces. 

  3. Once all your pieces are cut out, you can sew them together using a quarter inch seam in whatever order you would like. 

  4. Once you have two sewn together, add your third face down, and continue sewing until you've sewn them all together. 

  5. Next, cut a 2.5" X 5.5" piece of your fusable fleece.

  6. Using an iron, press all your seams by sliding your iron over the seems facing up, flip your fabric and go over the seams again.

  7. Place the fusable (not the smooth) side of your fusable fleece on the back of your sewn pieces and press into place. 

  8. Use whatever design you like to quilt your pin cushion.

  9. Cut your back the same size as your front and place it face down on your other piece.

  10. Sew the pieces together. When you reach a corner put your neele down, presser foot up, rotate 90 degrees, and continue to stitch.

  11. Clip about 2-3 threads from the corner.

  12. Turn your pin cushion right side out and use a spoon to push out your corners.

  13. Fill your pin cushion with your crushed walnut shells. Grab a little bit of polyfilla nd cover the hole to keep the shells inside. Then, stitch your pin cushion shut! 

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