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

September 19, 2017
Cutest (and Easiest) Pincushions Ever


  • 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.