Why ever didnt you get one before, or make one even, really i should have done this years ago, as i dropped my pin-pot so regularly! Too regulalry for a mum with young children... oops.
to save bad language and prickled feets, buy this one today, made by the amazing raggyrat lady, catherine l owen.
Fabric can often come in squares or near square-shape and i have found a way to make a pincushion from 1 piece of fabric, the aforementioned square.
If yours isnt square, just cut it so it is before you begin. Or pop along here and buy this actual famous pincushion and get rid of your plastic pot ASAP http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6145239.
ah, ok - it sold - http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=5593684
Step 1: Get a square of fabric ...
You can see my edges are a little uneven, but i used a generous seam allowance to prevent fraying fabric, this just means i sewed 'well away' from the edge of the cloth.
Step 2: Fold and pin your fabric
This fabric was the same on both sides, but if yours has a right side, and a wrong side, then the right sides go together when you fold.
Step 3: Sew the short sides
On the other side, sew 2 thirds on the edge together, leaving the middle third unsewn. you can just about see the peach coloured thread with the gap on the left hand side.
This gap will be the opening through which you turn the pin cushion right-sides out, later.