Although I love my Don’t Poke Me pincushion by Gloomstopper, I do love to see what other fun designs are out there. One of my favorite pincushion artists is Jen Segrest, who makes everything from lifelike flowers to spooky eyeballs for you to stick your pins in. Just like posting your favorite clippings on the wall, or having a pot of flowers nearby, I think having a pincushion that you love can really make a difference when you sit down at your workspace.
Here are a few fantastic tutorials for making and customizing your own perfect pincushions!
Pin Cushion Jars Tutorial by Make It and Love It
I love this project - you can fill the jars with absolutely anything.
It would look fabulous filled
with broom beads or vintage buttons.
Floral Donut Pincushion Tutorial by Truly Myrtle
This one is very decorative,
and would be perfect for a permanent setting,
like a work bench or desk.
Mini Decorative Pincushion Tutorial by Jen Segrest on CraftStylish
Everything is better in miniature form!
These teeny tiny pincushions start with a repurposed soda bottle cap,
and then the sky’s the limit.
Ring Pincushion Tutorial by My Little Nook
Pretty and practical, this project
combines jewelry and tools for
one handy pincushion.
Turtle Combo Pincushion by Craft Passion
This project includes both a tiny turtle pincushion,
and a turtle sewing caddy for scissors and such.
Cathedral Window Pincushion Tutorial by Moda Bakeshop
This project is a little more sewing-heavy,
but the results are beautiful.
Felt Cupcake Pincushion Tutorial by The Starter Home
This project is so clever - the sewing pins
become part of the decoration in these tasty pincushions.
A few 8/o beads on stick pins could do the same!
Sweetheart Pin Cushion Tutorial by Happy Together
This project uses scrap fabrics and a simple pattern,
so you can make one that suits you and your workspace perfectly.
What kind of pincushion do you like to use?
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