Wednesday, October 18, 2017

DIY Heart Pin Cushion

Heart Pincushion

It’s been awhile since we’ve had a new pincushion pattern here at Jennifer Jangles. I love big and stable pincushions that can hold a lot of pins. This heart cushion will give you lots of space for pins. I added a pom pom trim around the bottom, but as I was making it I was thinking of other options for trims as well. Tulle along the bottom would be cute, a smaller trim at the top could add some color, you get the idea.

This isn’t in the instructions, but in all of my pin cushions, I sew a small pillow to fill with sand and insert into the base of the cushion. This helps add additional weight to keep the cushion stable.

1/4 yard or fat quarter heart fabric
5/8 yard pom pom trim
Felt scrap
Doll makers needle

Cut 1 strip measuring 16.25” x  2.5” and print this pattern piece.


1. Sew the two shorter sides of the pin cushion  band together.
2. Starting with the seam of the band lined up with the point of the heart, pin of side of the band all of the way around the heart.  Note: add trim between the two layers of doing so.
3. Using 1/4” seam allowance, sew around the pinned edge.
4. Repeat step 2. on the second side of the band and the second heart. This time leave a section open for turning.
5. Clip the curves and turn right sides out. If you’ve chosen to sew a weighted pillow, slide it inside the pin cushion. Fill the pin cushion with fiberfill. Heres a video on stuffing objects with fiberfill, to get it looking good. Hand stitch the opening closed.

6. Place the button on top of the felt and cut a circle out, bigger than the button.  Sew the button and felt onto the cushion using a long doll makers needle. Using this needle, go all of the way through the cushion and back through the top to secure.

Here's an image to pin so you don't forget this tutorial.

Happy Sewing,

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