I have been sewing since I was 10 years old, which means I have used pincushions for years. Until recently, I had no idea that pincushions could be SO cute! It all started with this UP! inspired pincushion (love that movie). Once I spotted it, I felt compelled to continue searching for other unusual or fun pincushions. And turns out I came up with several! Never stick your pins into something boring again – click through the jump to see more pincushion ideas.
Manne-cushions 1 of 11I love the unique shape of these fun, mannequin pincushions, made by sewing the special pattern.
Get the template and tutorial at The DIY Dish
Fabric Flatbed 2 of 11The fabric in this flatbed pincushion was printed with an old magazine scan - the cushion was created by gathering, stuffing and gluing the fabric into the flatbed.
Find out how to do it yourself at Just Something I Made
Crocheted Circles 3 of 11If you can crochet, you can make a colorful circle that will act as the top of your pincushion.
Learn how it was made at Kiss Kus
Forest Fungi 4 of 11The special part of these mushroom pincushions is the detailed embroidery after it's all sewn together.
Find the how-to at The Little House by the Sea
Armrest Pincushion 5 of 11This handy armrest pincushion is easy to sew, and you can even use fabric right from your stash.
See the tutorial at Made During Quiet Time
Recycled Can 6 of 11This bold pincushion was made with fabric and an old almond container.
Find out how to do it yourself at Living With Punks
Sweet Strawberries 7 of 11Make these cute little cushions from fabric and ribbon scraps.
Get the instructions at Martha Stewart
Mason Jars 8 of 11I love the pincushion tops on these mason jars, because you can store supplies inside and pins on the top.
Visit the post at Stolen Moments
No Sew 9 of 11This no sew pincushion takes a fabric scrap and a teacup, and takes about 5 minutes to make.
Get the instructions at Punk Projects
Day of the Dead 10 of 11This unique pincushion makes a statement on your craft table, and all it takes is some simple sewing.
Find the full step-by-step at Craftster by user barbolot
Little Mouse 11 of 11This little mouse is easy to sew with the help of templates and a video tutorial.
Get the templates and instructions at The Long Thread
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