April 29, 2009

Free Stuff I love: Pincushion Tutorials

I was in desperate need of a new pincushion.  My existing little pillow of pins was really, and I mean REALLY sad, needing to retire.  So I had a look around for some free tutorials on making cute pincushions.

I discovered that there are about a gazillion patterns and tutorials for pincushions out there.  Here is the one I made,  along with links to others I also thought were great.  An excellent way to use scraps of expensive or treasured fabric and make last minute gifts!

Mine was made from a lovely tut from Hyena in Petticoats.  It wasn't too dissimilar to the Amy Butler Hourglass Pillow (just square instead of triangular patchwork)

Martha Stewarts very cute strawberry pincushions

Here's a cute off-set square wrist pincushion from planet june

and a pincushion cuff from Keyka Lou

Sugar Cube Pincushions at Moda Bakeshop

And if that's not enough for you, try here, here and here for even more.  Happy making!

(all images except initial picture from linked sources)

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