Free Patterns to Make Your Own Pin Cushions

Be Creative and Unique By Sewing Your Own Pin Cushions

Use this extensive list to find the perfect pin cushion for your creative out look. Use your favorite fabric and embellishments to make any pin cushion uniquely your own that makes you smile any time you are sewing.
  • 01 of 20
    BHG Pincushions from Fabric Scraps
    Better Homes and Gardens Scrap Pincusions. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    This is a fantastic way to use up your smallest fabric scraps and be introduced to quilting techniques at the same time. This simple pin cushion is great as a beginner project to start filling someone's sewing tool needs. Follow the instruction links and scan the pages to follow the directions for this adorable pin cushion idea.
  • 02 of 20
    Homemade Pincushion Pattern
    Small Wonder Pin Blossom Cushions. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    This six petal flower pin cushion is bound to be a hit for those with a little bit of sewing experience. Think of the colorful options and having a "section" for different pins and needles. A wonderful shapely pin cushion is your final product.
  • 03 of 20
    BHG Cupcake Pincushions
    Sweet Cupcake Pincushion. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Have you ever experimented with needle felting? Do you have sweaters that are too good to throw away but no one will wear them? This project is perfect for all of the above! And you end up with an adorable pin cushion that will have people saying YUMMY!

  • 04 of 20
    Betther Homes and Gardens Fish Pincusion
    Folk Art Fish Pincusion. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    This folk art style fish pin cushion is not just folk art, it's a pin cushion that even the guys will admire and wouldn't mind having in their sewing tools.
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  • 05 of 20
    Better Homes and Gardens Hat Pincushion
    Hat Shaped Wool Pincusion. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Pretty is the name of the game with this vintage hat style pin cushion. Use embellishments and pretty hand stitching to create a work of art pin cushion, that will last for many years.
  • 06 of 20
    Better Homes and Gardens Primrose Pincushion
    Primrose Pincushion. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    This pretty pin cushion looks like something you would find in a vintage sewing box... but it's made with readily available materials and you are the decision maker for just how much embellishment you will add to this flower box pin cushion.
  • 07 of 20
    Better Homes and Gardens Heart Pincushion
    Romantic Heart Wool Valentine. Dbbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    If you are looking for a romantic and pretty pin cushion, this one may be perfect for you. Using needle felting techniques and embellishing you transform a simple heart ornament into a pretty pin cushion.

  • 08 of 20
    Better Homes and Gardens Pincushion
    Patchwork Pincushion by Heather Bailey. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    If your looking for a simple pin cushion that boys and girls can both like, this one has all those possibilities covered. Allow the use of different fabrics to make this rectangle pin cushion perfect for the guys or the girls.
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  • 09 of 20

    Cute Pumpkin Pincushions

    BHG Pumpkin Pincushion
    Cute Pumpkin Pincushion. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    The moment I saw these creative "pumpkins" I thought of young children and the endless possibilities making these pin cushions as squash and vegetables as well as pumpkins... and the trash to treasure possibilities are endless!
  • 10 of 20
    monkeyroom pincushion
    Pincushion and Thread in One. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Do you tend to do a lot of sewing on the run? Do you wish you had different color thread with you as you are out and about? This pin cushion may be the perfect solution since it holds a dozen small spools of thread so you'll have the color you need at hand!

  • 11 of 20
    Embroideroo.blogspot.com
    Embroideroo.blogspot.com Pincushion. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    A strawberry pincushion is almost a tradition since manufacturers make them. Using this pattern you can make your own adorable Strawberry Pin Cushion using colors and fabrics that tickle your fancy. This one is a great beginner project that will teach cutting and some very basic hand sewing along with gluing techniques.

  • 12 of 20
    AllPeopleQuilt.com
    AllPeopleQuilt.com Pincushion. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Using felted wool and this free pattern for a wristband pin cushion will create a master piece that can be worn while you do your hand sewing... and not lose your pin cushion in the process since it is "tied" on!
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  • 13 of 20
    mouse shaped pincushion
    My Bird House Mouse Shaped Pincushion. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed toAbout.com
    Although I avoid mice when ever possible, this one is one I just might make for a sewing box... where the little mouse will stay captured! This one is bound to entertain young and old sewers alike with the embellishment possibilities.
  • 14 of 20
    Pincushion worn on thumb
    A Pincushion You Wear on Your Thumb. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    This pin cushion is so practical and novel that I think everyone should have one for their on the go sewing! This free pattern creates a small pin cushion that fits on your thumb so it's not bulky.
  • 15 of 20
    Polka Dot Pinapple Pincushion
    A Handy Dandy Pincushion. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    This pretty little flower pin cushion fits on the end of our spool of thread so it's handy and keeps everything in one location.
  • 16 of 20
    It's all gone pear-shaped
    Pear Shaped Pincushion. Debbie Colgrove, Liensed to About.com
    This pin cushion has a vintage look to it but you could make it as realistic a pear as you want with your fabric choices. This pin cushion is a great sized pin cushion for all of your pin holding needs.
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  • 17 of 20
    Craftster Amish pincushion
    Amish Puzzle Pincushion. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This adorable eye candy style pin cushion may remind you of the free baby grab ball pattern but it's a lot smaller and a great hand sewing project that will make a fun finished project.

  • 18 of 20
    AbyQuilt Star Fruit Pincushion
    Star Fruit Pincushion. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed toAbout.com
    I like the size and the shape of this unique pin cushion. I think anyone who has a sizable collection of pins will appreciate this pin cushion and the amount it can hold. Since it has a flat bottom it won't roll away either!
  • 19 of 20
    Jen Segrest Pincushion
    Bottle Cap Pincushion. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    This free pattern creates adorable small pin cushions that start with bottle caps as your base. Embellish and embroider until your hearts content to make these as special gifts or decorations. A Great hand sewing project for "take-along" sewing!

  • 20 of 20
    Riley Blake Designs
    Riley Blake Designs Owl Pincushion. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    This adorable owl pin cushion has endless possibilities that are limited only by your fabric choices and embellishment techniques.