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.
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
Cut around your heart and unpin the paper, leaving you with two identical felt hearts
Pin the hearts together to stop them slipping as you sew
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
Stop when you have just 4-5cm unstitched, take your needle off the thread and remove any remaining pins
Stuff your heart with the stuffing until it’s nice and plump
Thread your needle again and finish sewing the rest of the way around
Stick your pins into your cushion to keep them safe until your next sewing project!