These Cute Pincushions Have a Vintage Feel

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They’re Also Quick and Fun to Make!

Cute bird and chicken pincushions seem ready to roll on their wooden spool “wheels.” While they don’t really roll, they are reminiscent of vintage toys and fun additions to the sewing room.

The bird and chicken are easy to make and go together quickly. Start with scraps in fabrics you love.

Birds of a Feather Pincushions

Old wooden spools are perfect for this project (with or without thread), but new ones work nicely too (find them here). New spools can be stained to look old, if you prefer that look. Dress up the spools, if you want, by wrapping them with embroidery thread, ribbon or strips of fabric.

The finished pincushions, designed by Chris Malone, are the following sizes:

  • Bird Pincushion – 4 1/2″ x 5 1/4″
  • Chicken Pincushion – 4 1/2″ x 6 1/4″

The “Birds of a Feather Pincushions” pattern can be found in More Weekend Sewing.

Click here to purchase the “Birds of a Feather Pincushions” pattern.


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