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Dresden Pincushions

Machine-stitch a trio of cute-as-can-be pincushions with Dresden stars on top. Pick your favorite fabric scraps, a bit of rickrack, and buttons, then tie it all together with solid white.


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Designer: Monica Solorio-Snow of Happy Zombie

Materials for One Pincushion

Scraps of six assorted prints (Dresden star unit)
8×16" piece solid white (pincushion front and back)
2⁄3 yard 1⁄2"-wide rickrack
Two coordinating buttons, about 7⁄8" and 1⁄2" in diameter
Pincushion filling, such as crushed walnut shells, polyester fiberfill, or sand

Finished pincushion: 6" diameter

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.