SewUseful, easy and practical, a pin cushion in lovely lilac woollen fabric made using just 1 square of fabric.

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 ...

Or cut a square from a nice piece of cloth. Mine looks to be about 8 inches each side, but i was feeling so excited and inspired i remembered to take most of the pictures but forgot to get my tape measure out!

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.
I love that cushion. how did you make your organizer box? I like that too ;)
<p>Loved it! I altered the pattern a bit and didn't cut the corners to make it box like so it looks like a square pillow, it went awesome! Your instructions were very easy to follow and I did it all in less than an hour. &lt;3</p>
I Love this and just whipped one up and it's sooo cute, now I have to get some polyfil to stuff it and I'll post pictures.
Plus can you plz post a tutorial regarding how to make that box.. the one thats in the background... loved your work!!
this is just awesome.... i'm going to make one and gift it to a friend of mine... this is just love!!! &lt;3
Oooh this is darling. I bet I could use the same method to make a nice big one out of upholstery fabric for a floor pillow to lounge on as I fiddle with my crafts.
i like that box, how do you make that?
so cute! i can't count the number of times i've spilled my pins, and i don't want my 16 month old to find the strays! i'm going make one right away!
have you made one? love to see a pic of possible, i have twins and at 23 months they now hand back the strays, oops, mind you they can also say sharp and are wary of my flying needle! a pin cushion doesnt prevent me dropping singular pins ! xxxx
I loved reading your instructions. Great sense of humor!
Love it! Ive been wanting a new pin cushion for months ( I HATE my tomato) and I whip one out that I love in minutes! Thanks a lot for sharing!
Why are they always tomatoes? I don't get it...
you are welsome i'd love to see a pic if you take one, i would be happy to blog it :-)
Nice! I'm a gonna make a big one to use as a proper cushion (like for sitting on).
wow, what a great idea, i wonder how big one would come out of you 'folded' a square of bed sheet ? cheers xxx
Hmmm......fluff from a jumper you say, I agree, it will take too long to collect enough.......... I will use my moulting cat's fur. Great work raggyrat !
thanks newckie, dont forgt to give me a 'plus' and ill send you some of my ferret fur to add to your collection xxxxx
Great job, I really like your instructions, very easy to read and makes it look like "hey, I can do that!" : )
thank you littlebitsys, please give me a plus up at the top there, i love your comment as i was trying very hard to show the work clearly XXXX
Simple and lovely! I really like this pincushion, it's really different, yet easy to do. The mice are adorable too!!
Thank you dear schnitzle, are you going to try one?
Do I smell a dead mouse pincushion? *coughCANIDAcough*
Er, no ... those mice are synthetic fabric, handsewn, and have not at any time had any pins stuck in them. Not sure what you said at the end there, when you were coughing?
Could you tell us how to make them? They're <em>cute</em>!<br/>
oooh, you work with real mice dont you? :-)glad you like my wee plushies ...
They're great! I used to work in transgenic mouse labs, and have a real soft spot for the little guys. I'd love to make mine some synthetic friends!
not reccomended - i have seen what pet rats and mice do to thier plush pals ... incedentally, i used to date a laboratory techinician ... but i smelt a rat ... (groan)!
These guys would just be nearby and decorative! Not toys, as they do tend to shred anything soft for bedding. ;)

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