It goes where you go, so you won't find yourself frustrated when you are standing there holding an area to pin only to discover that the pincushion is waaaaay over there out of reach.
Step 1: Cut Pieces
(2) strips 9" long x 2.75" wide
(1) Iron-on interfacing or other stabilizer (optional)
(1) 2" piece of VELCRO
(2) circles 3-4" in diameter for the outside fabrics (a coffee cup, yogurt container lid or packing tape works great for a circle template)
(1) extra layer of scrap fabric for the bottom of the pincushion. This will be on the inside so it doesn't matter what it looks like.
Step 2: Sew Pincushion
Stitch around edge using the edge of your presser foot as the seam allowance guide. Leave a 1" or so place to turn it right side out. Tip: Sew the opening area closed first by back stitching, then lengthening your stitch and sewing about an inch, and then back stitch again where the opening ends. Then you can press the seam open in this area and remove the stitches. This will give you a nice crease to follow when stitching the opening closed.
Clip all around the circle and press your stitches to shrink them up.
Turn the pincushion right side out through the opening.
Step 3: Stuff It
Slip stitch the opening closed.