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Easy to make and a great gift for a sewist!
This pincushion reminds me of the strawberry fields here in my hometown of Boring, Oregon. It's filled with ground walnut shells, which is great for your pins and gives it a good weight so it won't roll away.

Posted by CraftyStaci from Boring, Oregon, United States • Published See CraftyStaci's 10 projects »
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  • How to make a pin cushions. Strawberry Pincushion - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut two strawberries from red fabric, two strawberries from muslin and four leaves from green fabric.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Strawberry Pincushion - Step 2
    Step 2

    Pin the two red strawberries with right sides together. Stitch 1/4" from the edge, leaving the curved top edge open. Turn right side out.

    Repeat with the muslin strawberries.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Strawberry Pincushion - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pin two leaves right sides together. Stitch, leaving about 1 1/2" open on one side. Clip the seams at the tips. Turn right side out. Press, turning in the opening. Stitch all the way around the outside, close to the edge.

    Repeat with remaining two leaves. Set aside.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Strawberry Pincushion - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using doubled thread and a needle, hand stitch with a medium stitch length 1/2" from the top edge of the muslin strawberry. Don't knot or remove needle.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Strawberry Pincushion - Step 5
    Step 5

    Set the strawberry inside a small pot or cup to hold it upright. Fill with the ground walnut shells. You want it to be full, but you need to be able to close the top, so adjust the amount of shells accordingly.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Strawberry Pincushion - Step 6
    Step 6

    Pull the thread to draw the top closed, turning the upper edge to the inside as much as possible. Add a few stitches around the top to hold, then knot thread and clip.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Strawberry Pincushion - Step 7
    Step 7

    Stitch in the same way 1/2" from the top of the red strawberry. Slide the muslin strawberry inside.

    Pull the thread to close and stitch as you did with the muslin.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Strawberry Pincushion - Step 8
    Step 8

    Lay the two leaves together in an X shape. Pin and lightly mark the center. Knot one end of a embroidery thread. Stitch through the center from the bottom, leaving a 2 1/2" long loop on top. Knot remaining end under the leaves. Tie a knot in the loop near the leaves.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Strawberry Pincushion - Step 9
    Step 9

    Using a second piece of embroidery thread, stitch the top to the strawberry through all the layers.

    In addition to the stitches you see here, I added a small stitch underneath each leaf.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Strawberry Pincushion - Step 10
    Step 10

    Add your pins and it's ready to use!

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