There are two sewing related items I love a lot: felt and pincushions. Last year I had shared a post about my love for felt, (you can read it HERE), this time I’m sharing my love for pincushions!
This post is one of the many stops on Sewing by Ti’s ‘My Favourite Things Tour’. The theme was broad and we were to share a favourite sewing related item (a pattern, a tool, etc).
I ♥ ♥ ♥ pincushions. I love to look at them, to use them and to make them.
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When I’m sewing I usually have two pincushions in use. I keep one at the table or ironing board where I’m pinning pieces together, and the second one next to the sewing machine. Then as I remove pins while sewing, I stick them in the one next to the machine, and when the one at the pinning table is empty I swap them. I also have a third one that gets used during the process at some point that normally has the hand sewing needles stuck in it.
I have a classic tomato with strawberry one that I had received as a gift a few years back, the rest I made.
The favourite one I’ve made is this one:
I followed this PDF pattern from Ola Jane Patterns*. At the time I had purchased it for $1, but it seems they’re selling it for $2.95 US now. If you’ve ever made a cathedral window quilt block then it’s the same thing but turned into a quilt block. (I’ve never made them but I’ve seen them in many quilts!) I remember the instructions being very good and easy to understand so it’s definitely still worth it even with the price increase! I should make another one, I love mine so much!
The other ones that I’ve made I tend to sell at craft fairs and in my Etsy shop. They don’t take as much time to make and they’re great for using up scraps and showcasing your favourite fabrics and buttons.
I’ve just sold the last one that was listed but I’m trying to figure out the best price point for selling them online before restocking as shipping is more expensive than I sell them for at craft fairs.
A few more examples:
So now you’ve seen mine, I’m going to share with a few of the cutest ready-made pincushions and patterns/tutorials I’ve come across.
I’ve got a bit of a woodland theme going on here..
There are SO many free pincushion tutorials out there. Here are a few felt related ones.
Felt Tree Stump from i ManuFatti on the Bugs and Fishes blog:
Check out the other stops on the My Favourite Things tour below: