english girl at home

A Sewing & Knitting Blog, Made in Birmingham, England

Pincushions Galore


Having found this great, quick pincushion tutorial on Nel Whatmore’s blog (thanks to Rachel at House of Pinheiro posting it on Facebook). I decided to have a go and ended up making four!

Handmade Pincushion

I made these in some lovely fat quarts I had saved up for some small projects. The buttons were all purchased in Birmingham rag market.

The first two below were made with fabric I bought in Guthrie & Ghani. The first is in Shelburne Falls Willow Vine and Leaf designed by Denyse Schmidt for Free Spirit Fabrics. The second is a Sevenberry fabric, which I also used to make a blouse. The buttons used are a flower design, and a deco-style button which rises to a point in the centre.

Handmade Pincushion

Handmade Pincushion

The fabric for the next two pincushions was purchased during a trip to Paris earlier this year. I’m unsure of the designer of the first, as it wasn’t printed on the selvedge of the piece I bought. The blue/green fabric used on the second is Echo by Lotta Jansdotter. The buttons used here are a simple blue button & a lovely flapper-style face button.

Handmade Pincushion

Handmade Pincushion

I really enjoyed making these and it took no time at all. Very satisfying:)


Author: Charlotte

Sewist, crafter & blogger, based in Birmingham, England. I'm spending the year growing and gathering to create natural dyes and enhance my sewing projects. Find me at www.englishgirlathome.com

5 thoughts on “Pincushions Galore

  1. Just found your blog, through the Colette link, and thought I’d drop you a line to let you know that I really enjoyed reading it for the first time. You are clearly a very talented lady, craft-wise, but also make your blog interesting with great photos and interesting subjects. It also caught my attention that you print fabric, which is something I’ve been considering for a while. You’re now in my feedly!

    • Thank you very much:) I don’t do as much printing as I’d like. I’m hoping to print/make my own silk scarves soon, but haven’t got around to it yet! I have a raspberry design planned first. Hopefully I will be able to blog about it in the near future.

  2. Hi, I have enjoyed your blog. I have just nominated you for a Super Sweet blog award. I love the colour and life in your posts and am jealous of your artistic skills. Thanks

    • Thank you very much:) Likewise I’m a fan of your blog – the pottery you posted recently was gorgeous. Your brother-in-law definitely needs to get back to pottery!

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