This adorable little pincushion reminds me so much of a tiny couch cushion! I first made one for my Under The Sea Swap partner using leftover charm squares from the projects I had made for her. I snapped some quick photos with my iPhone so I could share with you as well :)
- 2 - 5" fabric squares
- 1 button
- Sewing machine and basic supplies
- Needle and thread for hand stitching cushion closed.
Note: 1/4" seams used throughout.
- Place two 5" fabric squares right sides together. Sew around the perimeter of the square with 1/4" seam, leaving a 3" opening between your start & stop stitches.
- Mark 1" squares on each corner, cut them out.
- Pinch the corners together so the two fabric sides come together. Sew across the corners to close all 4 openings. Turn right side out through your 3" opening.
- Stuff pincushion with batting, stuffing, crushed walnuts, etc.
- Sew opening closed by hand.
- Attatch a button by hand either with strong thread or embroidery thread. Sew all the way through the pincushion, pulling tightly to "pinch" the middle together.
That's it, you're finished! These are a great pincushion project for a beginner or even a child learning to sew as they don't require any small patchwork, pleats, odd shapes, etc.
I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial. Thanks so much for reading :)