Sew-a-Long: Pin Cushion
A great way to use up scrap fabric, sew your own mini pin cushion. Here is a step by step sewing tutorial on how to sew one.
Materials & Supplies
To make the same style of pin cushion shown in this tutorial, create pattern pieces as shown below. You can experiment with other shapes then a rectangle if you like. just ensure the finished shape when all top pieces are sewn together match your bottom piece. Complete pin cushion dimensions are 2 1/2" x 1 3/4".
Cut out fabric as per pattern pieces. Before you start sewing, you should have 4 small rectangles that make up the front and 1 large rectangle that makes up the back.
Right sides facing sew two Front small rectangles together on its length at 1/2" seam allowance. Repeat for other two rectangles.
Press Step 3 sewn seams open.
Right sides of fabric facing each other, bring together the 2 half's of the Front and sew at 1/2" seam allowance.
Press Step 5 sewn seam open.
You should now have your front pin cushion complete and ready to sew the Front to Back.
Right sides facing, line up the Front and Back. Pin and sew all the way around rectangle leaving a 1-1.5 inch opening to flip. Follow red sew line below.
Trim excess bulk in seam allowance at corners as per sketch. Keep 1/8" away from sewn corners.
Flip inside out, and at stuff opening as full as you can.
Slip-stitch opening shut. For a video tutorial on slip-stitching, click HERE.
Designed, photographed and written by Sheila Wong Studios
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