100+ Pincushion Patterns

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Okay, I know, I’ve said it before but I have an obsession for pincushions.  So, to help bring you over to my side of the line, I have surfed the web and gathered up some of the most Ah-Maz-Ing free pincushion patterns.  That’s right, they are all free!

100 plus pincushion projects. All patterns are free with step by step instructions. The Sewing Loft #sewing #pincushion

From toadstools to eyeballs, I am confident that there is a pincushion pattern on this list just waiting to be added to your sewing space.   Each one is super cute and the options are endless! It is really hard to pick just one.

100+ Pincushion Patterns

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1. Doll 

2. Fabric Weaving

3. Flower Pincushion

4. Handy Dandy

5. Hexie Caddy

6. Off Set Wristlet

7. Machine Flower

8. Pretty Purse

9. Puffy Wrist

10. Put a Ring on it!

11. Scrappy Arm Rest

12. Sewing Caddy

13. Stylish Wristlet

14. Thumb Ring

15. Wrist Magnet

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16. Birdie

17. Birdie (mini)

18. Blow Fish

19. Chicken 

20. Country Mouse

21. Hedge Hog

22. Kitty Kat

23. Ladybug

24. Little Turtle

25. Owl

26. Porcupine

27. Turtle Love

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28. Autumn Pincushion

29. Embroidered Pincushion

30. Embroidered Tomato

31. Garden Glory

32. Hand Embroidered

33. Mason Jar

34. Pin It Heart

35. Sunflower

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36. Apple Core

37. Cherry Pie

38. Layer Cake

49. Mushroom & Friends

40. Over(ly) Easy Pincushion

41. Pea Pod

42. Pear Shaped

43. Pretzel 

44. Pumpkin Pincushion

45. Starfruit

46. Scrappy Strawberry

47. Strawberry

48. Toadstool

49. Tomato

50. Classic Tomato

51. Watermelon

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52. 9 Patch Pincushion

53. 9 Patch Square Hang Up

54. Basket Weave

55. Boxed Out

56. Faux Cathedral Window

57. Folded Star

58. Heart 

59. Hexi Pincushion

60. Pinball Swirl

61. Pincushion Trio

62. Pin Blossoms

63. Pouf Pincushion

64. Skinny Pincushion

65. Sweetheart 

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66. African Violet

67. Amish Puzzle Ball

68. Antique Bonnet

69. Basket

70. Boat

71. Catus

72. Cottage Pincushion

73. Country House

74. Doily Pincushion

75. Double Pincushion Flower

76. Dress Form

77. Eyeball Pincushion

78. Flower Power

79. Flower Pot

80. Framed Pincushion

81. Glamper Camper

82. Hexie Pincushion

83. Homespun Hearts

84. Large Bottle Cap

85. Mod Flower

86. Pretty Package

87. Primrose Pincushion

88. Ride Along

89. Scallop Edge

90. Simple Star

91. Soda Can Pincushion

92. Spools Pincushion

93. Square Deal

94. Succulent Flower

95. Tea Light

96. Tea Pot

97. Tiny Tuffet

98. Tree Stump

99. Tree Trunk

100. Valentine’s Day

101. Vintage Spool

102. VooDoo Doll


Woo Hoo! How is that for creative ideas? These pincushion patterns are fantastic and free!  That’s right, every project on this list includes a free pincushion pattern or tutorial for you to make.  So, be sure to Pin This post for easy reference.


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  1. These all look sew fun to make!! I can’t wait to make some. Thank you for the patterns. 🙂 Pinned

  2. I just made my first pin cushion (a very boring rectangle), but I thought it would be fun to make some pretty ones sometime! Just pinned your post so I can try one or two in the future!

  3. Heather, You are tooooo generous! Thank you!!!

  4. Thank you so much for including my pretzel pincushion in this great list!

  5. I see you have included my free strawberry pincushion pattern.

  6. So many cute options–thanks for sharing!

  7. Buttons and Paint says

    Wow so many pincushions to try out – thanks for sharing! Thanks as well for featuring our Pincushion Boat 🙂 x

  8. maker*land says

    Thank you so much for including my hedgehog pincushion! It’s inclusion also introduced me to your wonderful blog – I’m off to explore it now!

  9. Great round up Heather! Thanks for sharing the mod flower with your readers. 🙂

  10. Thank you! I love all pincushions, and these are some fabulous renditions.

  11. Jen Funk Segrest says

    Thanks or picking two of my pincushions for this post! (violets and eyeballs)

  12. Thanks for showing my pincusion. I did a TY post on my blog 🙂 cm


    • How awesome is that! Your pincushion is super cute Connie and I’m so happy to hear that you are seeing some traffic from it. Yay!!

  13. The first pattern and the second pattern are the same.

  14. I wanted to make the kitty lat pincushion but did not see the pattern pieces or templates mentioned in the first sentence of the instructions.

  15. Ramona Wolfe says

    How can a person purchase this book ?

  16. Patricia says

    I am looking for a cell phone embroidery pincushion pattern. Do you know where I can find it?

  17. I am looking for a pin cushion made from denim and looks like overalls.Any ideas?

    • Thanks for your note Gerlinde. There are so many patterns on this list but I do not recall one made with denim overalls. Perhaps you will be interested in one of the other designs.
      -Happy Stitching

  18. hi am trying to buy your book on 100+ pin cushions,i can not find it anywhere !.please can you help.

    • Hello Teresa,
      I have received many requests for this post to be turned into a book for purchase but right now it is only offered online.

  19. You are AWESOME!!!. I am in this phase of sewing pincushion.

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