Choose a favorite fabric and make this quick-to-sew pincushion. Stack two buttons to top of your cute creation for bright accents. Make a bunch for your sewing friends or keep one handy for on-the-go sewing. Fabric is from the Winter's Kiss collection by Lonni Rossi for Andover Fabrics.
Square Pincushion


  • 2--4-1/2" squares red print
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Matching thread
  • 1--1-3/8" diameter white button
  • 1--5/8" diameter yellow button

Assemble the Pincushion

1. Layer two red print 4-1/2" squares with right sides together. Pin pieces together.

2. Beginning in the middle of one edge (NOT the corner), sew together pieces using a 1/4" seam allowance. Leave a 1-1/2" opening along one edge for turning.


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 matching thread, sew the opening closed.

6. Stack and sew buttons through all layers to complete pincushion.