Bright fabrics and fun buttons elevate practical pincushions to pretty sewing supplies. Fabrics are from the Figures collection by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics.

Materials

  • 2-5" squares (assorted print charm squares)
  • 2-1"-diameter buttons
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Chopstick or knitting needle
  • Dollmaker's needle

Finished pincushion: 4-1/2" square

Assemble Pincushion

1. Layer the two print 5" squares with right sides together. Pin pieces together.

2. Beginning in the middle of one edge, sew together pieces with a 1/4" seam. Pivot at each corner. Leave a 1-1/2" opening for turning along one edge.

3. Turn right side out. Use a chopstick or knitting needle to push out corners; press.

4. Use a chopstick or knitting needle to gently push small tufts of fiberfill through the 1-1/2" opening.

5. Using a needle and thread to match fabric, hand-sew opening closed.

6. Thread dollmaker's needle with double length of thread; knot end. Stitch through center of pincushion; bring thread up through a button and back down through remaining button. Repeat as needed, pulling thread to gather pincushion at center. Tie off ends of thread.

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