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It's no secret I'm a fan of pin cushions.. So lately I've been making quite a few. They resemble cute and (not so) cuddly porcupines and hedgehogs! The one I made today is a cute little porcupine. Here's a tutorial so you can do it too:

Step 1: What you need:

Picture of What you need:
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First, you'll need two different colors of felt, matching thread, scissors, a needle, a little poly-fil, the pattern I've provided and some pins of course.
 
wyvernisgod2 months ago
This is absolutely adorable!
megan.m.hodges made it!7 months ago

I've called mine "Stanley" and he's a mouse, not a hedgehog. I added a tail (I wanted to have a go at making a tail that could be bent and shaped) - out of a bundle of of #30 wire and wool roving, covered in variegated green wool in buttonhole stitch and then felted, because the buttonhole stitches tend to slip to expose the wire and wool underneath otherwise.
I also added eyes and a nose that were on wires, stitching the wires back into the skull felt to add some additional shape - that's why he's got some uplift on his nose.

I just added some ribbon front feet, so I can pin him to the side of the couch where I embroider.
Thanks so much for the pattern - I love my Stanley!

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luzma1 year ago
I love it! Here's mine, I just finished it :)
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elewis03 (author)  luzma1 year ago
Very cute! I love the colors!
XofHope2 years ago
So cute and useful!
MrsCza2 years ago
Totally adorable - but I think its a hedgehog!
I'm going to make a whole bunch for Christmas gifts.
Thanks!
marcolinux2 years ago
Hello beautiful ladies! A magnet glued inside the belly might be useful. Or not. Nice work!
O.k., this is way cute. I was curious as to how the ears were attached, and now I know! These are so sweet and would be great at a craft show! Or, make them a little larger and put catnip in them along with the stuffing and let the cat have a toy:) Thanks for the pattern and instructions.
ArticAkita2 years ago
how cute! I'd love to make one & now I know how, cute tutiorial & very decriptive instructions!
dillydil2 years ago
Very charming!
tabi2 years ago
my grandmother used to fill hers (and now ours) with hair, that way the pins do not get rusty.... keep hair from your next visit to the hairdresser...
wizgirl2 years ago
Thank you! I needed a respectable pincushion. My boyfriend thought my old one was a wadded up sock. LOL.
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elewis03 (author)  wizgirl2 years ago
Awesome! :)
Skye21712 years ago
Btw that's a hedgehog
elewis03 (author)  Skye21712 years ago
Thanks for your concern, but it's whatever I want it to be. If you make one, you can call it a hedgehog.
mkitty2 years ago
Super cute idea I luv it!!!!!!!!!!!! Great job!!! ;)
Antje2 years ago
So clever!
ChrysN2 years ago
That is so adorable, great idea for a pincushion!
amonj022 years ago
This is just soo creatively cute!!!!! Nice job!
This is CUTE !!!!!!
sarbear3212 years ago
That's so cute and its useful!
aqua 122 years ago
Lol awesome!!
He's adorable! And you got just the right amount of stuff-ness!