September 11th: TUTORIAL // How to Make a Petal Pincushion!

Since the day I first shared these darling little pincushions on Instagram last week, lots of requests have come in for me to do a tutorial!

And so here it is ladies! (Ahem…and gentlemen, if you’re reading along!)

Materials List:

A suitable amount of cotton fabric, depending on how big you want to make your pincushion. The fabric I use is DS Quilts, Daisy Mae collection.
x1 large button with two holes in a colour of your choice
80″ (estimate) of DMC Pearle Cotton thread in colour of choice
x1 Straws needle in size no.1 (or any other type of strong hand sewing needles)
Hand full of polyester stuffing
Scissors: Thread snips, Fabric scissors and Pinking Sheers
Lead pencil
x1 small hand sewing needle and matching thread
Chop stick
Sewing Machine
Dressmaking pins
Something round to trace around eg. Jam jar lid, tin lid, plate etc.

The beauty about this pattern is that you can make your pincushion as big or as small as you like depending on the size of the circular object you choose to trace around! Yeah!

If this looks like a great little project that you’re going to make, don’t forget to send me a photo of your finished little (or big!) petal pincushion! I would absolutely love to see how you go!

Happy Sewing, Friends!!


PS. This petal pincushion has been inspired and adapted from a pattern in a booklet that came with issue 52 of Mollie Makes magazine.

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3 thoughts on “September 11th: TUTORIAL // How to Make a Petal Pincushion!”

  1. Amanda, what size DMC Pearle Cotton thread are you using for wrapping the pincushion? I am having trouble with that step. Thanks.


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