Urgh, what am I going to do with this pile of pins and needles that are falling all over the place and keep pricking me. The same thing people have been doing for centuries with needles - make a pincushion craft and then I will have a soft little pillow, shaped something like a ball or a tomato and I can shove pointy objects into it. Wallah, problem solved. Now where are those tissues so I can clean up these puddles of my blood (is anyone else feeling dizzy).
Here are some unique pin cushions that you can make and here are what you need to make them: 3 styrofoam balls 2" in diameter, enough yarn to completely cover balls, 1 yard yarn or ribbon in a different color, 3 sequins (2 of the same color), 4 straight pins, scissors, and a ruler. Cut yarn into 24" lengths. Cut enough to cover the balls completely. Double the lengths and tie in center. Pin the tied end to a ball. Pull the yarn evenly around the ball and tie on other side with 12" of contrasting ribbon or yarn in a bow. (See sketch a.) Place another ball next to tie and cover it evenly with yarn. This time tie yarn at the top of the second ball. (See sketch a.) Place third ball on top of second tie and draw yarn evenly around it. Tie the yarn on top with last piece of ribbon or yarn. (See sketch a.) Trim left-over yarn into "butch hair cut" for worm. Place sequins for eyes and nose. (See sketch b.) If desired, cut a little from bottom of first 2 balls to make worm balance easier. Pins and needles can be pushed into worm's back.
Oatmeal Container Sewing Bag & Pin Cushion - Make this sewing box / bag and pin cushion for mom or grandma.
Apple Pincushion Craft Instructions - This would be what my mother would call the 'blind leading the blind', but I have had a few people ask me about how to make the apple pin cushion, so here's the template I made up.
Basic Bottlecap Pincushions - I started making this little pincushions for crafty sewers in my medieval group.
Cupcake in a Teacup Pincushion - This instructable provides directions to use recycled wool felt with a neat vintage container (soup bowl or teacup) to create a nice weighty pincushion.
Crocheted Wrist Pin Cushion - With just two little circles and a 30/1.00 ponytail band, you can have a nice little wrist pin cushion!
Cute Pincushions - An interesting and easy craft to make!
Cupcake Pincushion - I was trying to find a use for all these fruit sauce cups I had, and thought they kind of looked like cupcake bottoms. So I made them into pincushions!
DIY Flower Pincushion - Super Easy tutorial on How To make your own Pincushion.
Easy Pincushion - Mom will never lose her sewing pins again with this easy Pincushion craft. A great project for kids just learning to sew.
Easy Pin Cushion - This is an easy sewing project and the result is a useful tool! This craft is great for those with little experience in sewing, or for kids who are just starting out. Makes a nice Gift for Mom or Grandma.
Easy Pincushion - This pincushion is a simple patchworked number, four squares on each side, with a button detail in the centre.
Emery Pincushion Lesson - Are you familiar with the little strawberry that comes along with the famous tomato pincushion? Do you know the purpose of that strawberry? It's an emery pincushion. Its purpose is to sharpen your pins and needles.
Felt Flower Pin Cushion - A felt flower tops of this pretty pin cushion created in a mini candle holder. You can also use a mini flower pot, metal pot or small cup to create this pin cushion. Use to decorate your sewing room or give us a Gift to someone who loves to sew.
Funky Flower Pincushion - Collect some bright fun fabric scraps, a round papier maché box and some paint. In no time at all, you can create a great pincushion box that is sure to be popular at your local craft stall or school fete.
Flower Pin Cushion Ideas for Children - I have seen these flower pin cushions on quite a few blogs, so the idea is not new to me. They are so fun and easy to make! I made mine this afternoon.
Felt Donut Pin Cushion for Children - Celebrate your sweet-tooth with this sewing project for a cute donut pincushion. Stacy Schlyer of Stacy Sews - added sugar cookie fragrance to the stuffing for an added bonus while sewing!
Fabric Crafts - Sewing Crafts - Fabric Heart Pin Cushion - This fabric craft project is quick and easy to do. It even makes a wonderful sewing craft for an older child who is just learning to hand sew or use a sewing machine. Children can create these to give to their mothers as Mother’s Day Gift s or even make them to give to their grandmothers for their birthdays.
Fantabulous Pincushion Tutorial - This is a great quickie project to Gift to a sewer or needlecraft junkie! It takes hardly any time to throw together (the main time waster is waiting for the glue to dry!) and you can customise it to your hearts desire with cool fabrics, ric rac, buttons etc. I love how they look like little cupcake pincushions.
How to satisfy the granny square addiction - A cool craft to make!
"Homegrown" Tomato Pincushions Lesson - These whimsical sewing-box staples are just as sweet as garden-grown tomatoes, and you don't have to wait until summer to enjoy them.
Hand Pieced Hexagon Shaped Pincushions - They are a great way to use up scraps or tiny samples of favourite fabrics.
How to Make Pretty Pincushions - These cute cushions are as decorative as they are practical.
How to make a cinnamon roll pincushion! - Do you want to spice up your sewing room with a tasty treat that won't have you gain any calories? This adorable cinnamon roll does two things that might help you, to use up some of your wool scraps and add a little whimsy to your craft area! If you know how to thread a needle, you can do this project by following these simple steps.
Keepsake Pin Cushion Box - Is it just me or does everyone not have the heart to throw away the actually jewellery box that a special Gift came in?
Lace Pincushion - Learn to crochet with this Lace pincushion. Even if you've never crocheted before, this craft project will have a nostalgic charm when it's complete (and you can use it to keep pins in).
Leaf Notions Lesson - These fall-inspired pieces keep sewing tools handy any time of year -- and it doesn't take a stitch to make them.
Make a Mouse Pincushion - Use oddments of cotton fabric to make our cute pincushion.
Mother’s Pincushion Lesson - These pincushion sewing kits are based on ones my mother made for a craft fair a long time ago.
Make a Pin Cushion using an Old Coffee Mug - Make this pin cushion using old coffee mugs you have in your house.
Offset Square Wrist Pincushion - Attach the pincushion to your wrist, add some pins, and you’re ready to go!
Pincushion From a Jar - A cute Gift to make for your mum or sister!
Pin cushion - These pillows are just too cute. Everyone will like them!
Pin Cushion Tutorial - Am amazing pincushion to make and very easy tutorials to understand how to make it.
Pincushion/Thread Catcher Tutorial - A pincushion with a detachable thread catcher bag.
Pointer Finger Pin Cushion - It is a Pointer Finger Pin Cushion and I just wouldn't be without mine when it comes to hand piecing. Give it a go!
Pin Cushion - Fried Egg - This free crochet project shows you how to crochet a fun fried egg pin cushion.
Pin Cushion Hang Up : Making Pincushions Ideas for Children - I am so happy with my little pin cushion and have some other sewing projects set for this weekend. So many fun things to work on.
Pincushion Tutorial - Here's a short tutorial for a wrist version.
Polymer Clay Pincushion : Making Pincushions Ideas for Children - I decided to try making a polymer-clay covered pincushion to store my sculpting needles, so they'd be in a slightly safer environment.
Patchwork Pincushion - Bold fabric, zany buttons, and quirky ribbons elevate the practical pincushion to new heights of style.
Pincushion Tutorial - Do you not know what to sew this weekend???? Perhaps you want to make a pincushion???
Pincushion : Making Pincushions Ideas for Children - This is one project we would make because it is easy, quick, inexpensive, attractive, and useful. This pincushion is done entirely by hand stitching.
Quick Pincushion - Nothing remarkable in the construction of this super quick pincushion but I think that they finish up as something quite beautiful for very little effort.
Retro Cup Pin Cushion - These are fun for kids to make for mothers day Gift s or for fete stalls.
Ring Pincushion - A few inexpensive supplies are all you will need to make this pretty and practical pin cushion ring. The pin cushion is ideal to keep pins handy while you are machine or hand sewing, setting the hem on a dress, or pinning a pattern on fabric.
Styrofoam Pincushion - Give a mother close to you a cute and practical Gift with this styrofoam pincushion. This makes a perfect Mother's Day craft project to do with a group of kids.
Strawberry Pincushion - Our strawberry pincushion is a cute - and useful - summer craft for kids to make! And of course it is good sewing practice, too, although even beginners will be able to manage the simple running stitch required.
Sunflower Pin Cushion Craft for Mother's Day - What a pretty way to keep pins handy!
Sunny Wrist Pincushion Tutorial - This summer the pincushion challenge theme is "summer".
Strawberry Pincushions Lesson - You may remember seeing charming strawberry pincushions like these in your grandmother's sewing box. Hers were probably sewn from scraps of leftover fabric; ours are made with ribbon remnants, shirting fabric, and felt, which works especially well because its edges won't fray.
Sticking it to the Pincushion Lesson - You ready for this? Easy, quick and very satisfying pincushion.
Still have my hand but not my wits - It's a very simple little thing to make. Have fun!
Teacup Pincushions Lesson - A beautiful pincushion to make.
Toadstool pincushion Tutorial- In this pincushion, the white glass headed pins create the white spots of the real toadstool. I have created a step-by-step photo tutorial for you to try making this pincushion yourself.
The Stylish Hat Pincushion: a Tutorial - I didn't see anything like this one so I thought I would share mine with you.
Tiny Bottlecap Pincushion - Because everything tiny is cute, Tammy creates an adorable bottlecap pincushion made with sock scraps! Great for Easter baskets!
Tutorial: Faux Watch Pincushion - Don’t have enough time to get all your sewing done? Then you need this faux watch pincushion designed by LucyKate Crafts - . She provides step-by-step instructions for how to make one.
Teacup Pincushion - Craft this vintage teacup pincushion with odds-and-ends for a perfect Mother's Day present - and try the matching card!
Very Easy Pincushions Lesson - These simple pincushions make a sweet Gift for anyone who likes to sew.
Wrist Pincushion : Making Pincushions Ideas for Children - Enjoy making this cute craft.
Wearable poppy pincushion - An accessory for the well dressed crafter.