The pincushion is an essential part of any sewing kit, and this book offers 20 easy-to-make cushions that require only basic machine-sewing skills and can be shaped into practically anything. They are small enough to be made from recycled fabrics or remnants, and can be embellished with buttons, beads, ribbons, or lace. The styles cover a broad range—funny, cute, vintage, whimsical, and weird—and instructions are provided on how to transfer the design, use fusible web, cut out the pieces of fabric, apply decorative effects, sew together, stuff, and close. Projects include a mini monster, a Union Jack pillow, a cupcake, a Christmas pudding, a Halloween pumpkin, a fried egg, a voodoo doll, a flat cat, a wristwatch, a magician's hat, and a heart. These clever pincushions will brighten up any sewing box or bag.