Secrets Schemes & Sewing Machines

Sewing Through The Story: Heart Pincushion

This cute little pin cushion is perfect for sticking your pins into to keep from stabbing yourself while you’re working – or worse, losing pins and finding them by standing on them barefoot later! (Can you tell I’ve done both…?)

It’s a simple project, and can be sewn with either whip stitch or blanket stitch. Blanket stitch is a little more fiddly and takes a bit longer, but gives a much neater finish. Whichever you choose, though, your pins – and feet! – are safe.

Heart Pincushion


Coloured felt



What to do:

Draw a heart the size you want to your pincushion to be onto your paper and cut out

Fold your felt in half, and pin the paper heart to it, through both layers

2014-06-28 18.25.23

Cut around your heart and unpin the paper, leaving you with two identical felt hearts

2014-06-28 18.27.05

Pin the hearts together to stop them slipping as you sew

2014-06-28 18.37.04

Starting your thread between the two layers of felt, stitch around the outside of the hearts with three strands of white embroidery thread using whip stitch or blanket stitch, removing the pins as you go

2014-06-28 18.41.19

Stop when you have just 4-5cm unstitched, take your needle off the thread and remove any remaining pins

2014-06-28 18.46.06

Stuff your heart with the stuffing until it’s nice and plump

2014-06-28 18.47.18 2014-06-28 18.49.01

Thread your needle again and finish sewing the rest of the way around

2014-06-28 18.58.18

Stick your pins into your cushion to keep them safe until your next sewing project!



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s