Finding Free Pincushion Patterns

You can use almost any kind of materials or fabrics to create fun pincushion patterns. Using free pincushion patterns makes this simple project even easier. Try this pattern for pincushions to create a fun project that can be done while sitting in front of the television.

Materials You Will Need:

  • Templates
  • Felt
  • Batting
  • Marking pen or pencils
  • Scissors
  • Embroidery thread

Make three round templates of different sizes using plastic template material, cardboard or paper. Look around your home for different-sized round items to trace your templates from. Choose the sizes depending on how large you want your pincushion to be. Try using a lid, a coffee cup and a jar top to trace your three circles.

Using a marking pen or pencil, trace around the three templates onto your felt. You can find felt in the crafts section of most stores and sold in sheets. Cut four circles using your templates. Cut two of the larger circles--one will become the back of your pincushion. Cut one medium-sized and one smaller circle. Use the colors you like.

Start by attaching the smallest circle to the medium-sized circle using the buttonhole stitch and using at least two or three strands of contrasting embroidery floss.

Next, attach the middle-sized circle to one of the larger circles, also using a buttonhole stitch. These three stacked circles make up the top of your pincushion.

Finally, attach the fourth circle to the pincushion top, sewing the two sections together using the buttonhole stitch around the edges. Leave enough room to stuff the pincushion before finishing the edge. I used leftover batting bits and pieces to stuff my pincushion. This is a good way to use up batting scraps. Finish closing the edge. Fasten off the thread.

And there you go. This can be done while watching TV and is a perfect project for sewing on the go.

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