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You can never have too many pin cushions!
You can never have too many pin cushions - in my opinion at least - though I tend to use mine to stick various needles in as I’m stitching rather than to store pins.

This little pin cushion is supereasy to make - some simple embroidery that’s easily within a the reach of a beginner mounted within a 3” hoop and filled with some toy stuffing. A nice firm cardboard base covered with a circle of felt finishes everything off nicely.

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  • Step 1

    Download and transfer the pattern to the centre of your white felt. Work the embroidery as follows using two strands of floss throughout:
    ● “Pins” chain stitch 3843
    ● Flowers radiating straight stitch 4120,
    centres French knots (or you could use
    small straight stitches if you’re not
    confident with French knots) 827
    ● Leaves satin stitch worked at an angle to
    the centre of the leaves - pointing
    outwards and upwards 703
    ● When you’ve finished your embroidery
    press lightly on the reverse being careful
    not to flatten the stitches.

  • Step 2

    Draw around the outer part of your hoop onto your card and pale felt. Cut out two circles, very slightly within the drawn line. Place to one side.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Mini Hoop Pin Cushion - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut your felt into a 5” circle centred on your embroidery. Run a gathering stitch around the edge of the circle and gather edges in to fit around the inner part of your hoop.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Mini Hoop Pin Cushion - Step 4
    Step 4

    Push the outer hoop down over the top and tighten screw slightly. Push your felt up into the hoop to form a dome shape.
    When you’re happy with the shape tighten the screw fully and trim off any excess felt.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Mini Hoop Pin Cushion - Step 5
    Step 5

    Push toy stuffing up into the dome shape and run a ring of glue around the bottom edge of the hoop.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Mini Hoop Pin Cushion - Step 6
    Step 6

    Press card onto bottom of hoop. If you’re using a glue gun hold until glue has set. If PVA then secure in place with clips until glue has dried. Glue circle of felt over cardboard base.

    Your pin cushion is now finished.

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