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Stitch a cute pincushion shaped cushion for your craft space!
I've had the idea to make a cushion shaped like a pincushion for my craft room for ages and finally decided to make two while brainstorming an idea for my crafty friend's birthday!

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1104 projects »
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  • How to make a shaped cushion. Pincushion Cushion - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut a circle template from paper, slightly larger than you'd like your final cushion to be and cut it out.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Pincushion Cushion - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut out two circles from the red fabric using your template.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Pincushion Cushion - Step 3
    Step 3

    Place the two circles on top of each other and pin around the outer edge.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Pincushion Cushion - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sew around the outline of your circles, leaving a small opening at the top.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Pincushion Cushion - Step 5
    Step 5

    Sew over your line again with a zigzag stitch to prevent fraying.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Pincushion Cushion - Step 6
    Step 6

    Trim off extra fabric from around the edge with fabric scissors.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Pincushion Cushion - Step 7
    Step 7

    Make a paper template for the green sprout at the top of the pin cushion.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Pincushion Cushion - Step 8
    Step 8

    Use your template to cut two sprout shaped from green felt.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Pincushion Cushion - Step 9
    Step 9

    Cut out two small pepper shaped pieces from the red fabric and pin around the edges.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Pincushion Cushion - Step 10
    Step 10

    Stitch around the pepper.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Pincushion Cushion - Step 11
    Step 11

    Turn the cushion inside out and stuff. Stitch the opening of the tomato closed and stitch the sprout to the top of the tomato using green embroidery thread.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Pincushion Cushion - Step 12
    Step 12

    Stitch green lines down the tomato from just under the sprout to the bottom, ending in the middle.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Pincushion Cushion - Step 13
    Step 13

    Bring the line back up from the bottom, up the other side and back underneath the sprout.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Pincushion Cushion - Step 14
    Step 14

    Knot off and leave a long tail coming at the top of the sprout.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Pincushion Cushion - Step 15
    Step 15

    Repeat on the reverse side and then stitch one final line down the middle of the cushion. Pull your lines tight to give the cushion a tomato shape.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Pincushion Cushion - Step 16
    Step 16

    Pleat the three tails into a braid and cut a leaf shape from green felt. Cut a hole in the middle of the leaf an slip it onto the braid.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Pincushion Cushion - Step 17
    Step 17

    Stitch the pepper closed, placing the braid inside the pepper and stitching in place.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Pincushion Cushion - Step 18
    Step 18

    Using silver thread, stitch some small buttons around your cushion to look like pin heads.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Pincushion Cushion - Step 19
    Step 19

    Stitch a small line under each pin and knot off.

  • How to make a shaped cushion. Pincushion Cushion - Step 20
    Step 20

    You're all done!

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Kt Bing
Kt Bing · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 66 projects
And your crafty friend very much appreciated your gorgeous gift! #gifthandmade! Happy xxxx
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