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Keep your pins close at hand with some Brit kitsch!
I use to use a store bought plastic wrist pin cushion but it was really uncomfortable to wear, so I decided to make my own with an elastic strap.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1143 projects »
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  • How to make a wrist pin cushions. Union Jack Pin Cushion - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut a square of aida fabric and secure it in to an embroidery hoop.

  • How to make a wrist pin cushions. Union Jack Pin Cushion - Step 2
    Step 2

    Thread a needle with some red embroidery floss. Most people use 2 strands but I like to use 3. Make a \ stitch and knot the stitch in place at the back.

  • How to make a wrist pin cushions. Union Jack Pin Cushion - Step 3
    Step 3

    Make 4 more \ stitches.

  • How to make a wrist pin cushions. Union Jack Pin Cushion - Step 4
    Step 4

    Stitch back the way with 4 / stitches, making 4 squares.

  • How to make a wrist pin cushions. Union Jack Pin Cushion - Step 5
    Step 5

    Repeat this method and stitch a total of 10 rows.

  • How to make a wrist pin cushions. Union Jack Pin Cushion - Step 6
    Step 6

    Miss out 4 rows and stitch 10 more rows.

  • How to make a wrist pin cushions. Union Jack Pin Cushion - Step 7
    Step 7

    Starting 12 blocks to the left of the cross, stitch 28 blocks wide.

  • How to make a wrist pin cushions. Union Jack Pin Cushion - Step 8
    Step 8

    Repeat this for all the other rows down until you have 4 rows.

  • How to make a wrist pin cushions. Union Jack Pin Cushion - Step 9
    Step 9

    Now stitch the diagonal crosses, these are two blocks wide. Make sure to stop stitching one block before the cross.

  • How to make a wrist pin cushions. Union Jack Pin Cushion - Step 10
    Step 10

    Now thread your needle with blue floss and start stitching in the flag. Stitch up to 1 block away from the diagonal line and the cross.

  • How to make a wrist pin cushions. Union Jack Pin Cushion - Step 11
    Step 11

    On the other side of the diagonal line, stitch 2 blocks away from the line.

  • How to make a wrist pin cushions. Union Jack Pin Cushion - Step 12
    Step 12

    The pattern alternates depending on which area of the flag you're working on, so make sure your stitching matches this design.

  • How to make a wrist pin cushions. Union Jack Pin Cushion - Step 13
    Step 13

    Thread your needle with white floss and stitch in the white lines,

  • How to make a wrist pin cushions. Union Jack Pin Cushion - Step 14
    Step 14

    It should look like this when its all done.

  • How to make a wrist pin cushions. Union Jack Pin Cushion - Step 15
    Step 15

    You can leave the back of your cushion blank but if you want to make it super cute, you could stitch a little heart.

  • How to make a wrist pin cushions. Union Jack Pin Cushion - Step 16
    Step 16

    Make two / stitches, then skip two holes and stitch two more / stitches.

  • How to make a wrist pin cushions. Union Jack Pin Cushion - Step 17
    Step 17

    Make a \ stitch one hole further to the right and then make one more. Miss out two holes and make two more \ stitches.

  • How to make a wrist pin cushions. Union Jack Pin Cushion - Step 18
    Step 18

    Stitch 2 rows of 7 blocks.

  • How to make a wrist pin cushions. Union Jack Pin Cushion - Step 19
    Step 19

    Start the 4th row with a \, stitch5 blocks and end the row with a /.

  • How to make a wrist pin cushions. Union Jack Pin Cushion - Step 20
    Step 20

    Continue this down, decreasing by one block at either side.

  • How to make a wrist pin cushions. Union Jack Pin Cushion - Step 21
    Step 21

    Decrease by another block on either side and your red heart is finished.

  • How to make a wrist pin cushions. Union Jack Pin Cushion - Step 22
    Step 22

    Stitch one white lines around the outside of the red, repeating the same pattern.

  • How to make a wrist pin cushions. Union Jack Pin Cushion - Step 23
    Step 23

    Now stitch a blue heart, 2 blocks wide around the outside of the white.

  • How to make a wrist pin cushions. Union Jack Pin Cushion - Step 24
    Step 24

    Your heart should look like this.

  • How to make a wrist pin cushions. Union Jack Pin Cushion - Step 25
    Step 25

    I made a little border by stitching one red block, missing a block and then stitching a blue block around the outside of the heart.

  • How to make a wrist pin cushions. Union Jack Pin Cushion - Step 26
    Step 26

    Cut out your two sides, leaving a 2 block border.

  • How to make a wrist pin cushions. Union Jack Pin Cushion - Step 27
    Step 27

    Place the two sides, wrong sides facing out and stitch a straight line along the top and bottom.

  • How to make a wrist pin cushions. Union Jack Pin Cushion - Step 28
    Step 28

    Fold right side out and it should look like this.

  • How to make a wrist pin cushions. Union Jack Pin Cushion - Step 29
    Step 29

    Cut a length of thick black elastic to fit your wrist.

  • How to make a wrist pin cushions. Union Jack Pin Cushion - Step 30
    Step 30

    Slip through your flag and stitch the opens end together. Place the stitched area on the inside of the flag. Fold the edges of one of the side under and stitch together, stitching through the elastic.

  • How to make a wrist pin cushions. Union Jack Pin Cushion - Step 31
    Step 31

    Stuff the open end with stuffing, so that the pin cushion is nice and fat.

  • How to make a wrist pin cushions. Union Jack Pin Cushion - Step 32
    Step 32

    Stitch the final end closed and you're all done.

  • How to make a wrist pin cushions. Union Jack Pin Cushion - Step 33
    Step 33

    Slip on your wrist and you're ready to start sewing!

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Luiza S.
Luiza S. · Brasília, Federal District, BR · 22 projects
this is so pretty!!! great idea Happy
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JJ S.
JJ S. · Arizona Village, Arizona, US · 5 projects
omg i need oen of these sssssooooo bad! tahnks for the tut!
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Tara Rees
Tara Rees · Livingston, Scotland, GB · 6 projects
I just finished making this and love it. I struggled to turn it the right side out so had to attach fabric to make it bigger but it still looks amazing. Will have to post my version of it on here.
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Plus Size Barbie
Plus Size Barbie · San Diego, California, US · 17 projects
You are incredible. I've been following your work and just took the leap into your blog. What a talent you have my dear. My father was born and raised in England so I will make this and use it with pride. Thanks for always sharing!
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theresa r.
theresa r.
What a cute idea! My daughter loves Japan, so I may try a Japanese version. Great tutorial!!!
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· 5 projects
yay for english!
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CatAnne
CatAnne · 1 project
Cute, I'm English :3
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rachel.
rachel. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 9 projects
me too sw33trevenge !! haha its cute!!
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Prinz3ssDoku
Prinz3ssDoku · Lake Wales, Florida, US · 16 projects
its so cute that i would wear it as a bracelet ^-^
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NeedleAndTheDamage
NeedleAndTheDamage · Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US · 11 projects
i simply must make this!!!
absolutely awesome!!
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