Pincushions have been around since the 15th century when they were first made from silver and ivory. It was during the 1800s that pincushions were being commercially produced. During the Victorian era is when pincushions were highly decorated with beads and made into shapes of shoes, dolls, teacups, fruits, umbrellas, veggies and fruits rather than just boxes and were then displayed in parlors.
Today, the pincushion has made a big comeback and is a very “hot” item especially the vintage half doll pincushions and the homemade pincushions done up in all kinds of retro fabrics and embellishments. Stuffing for your pincushions also has come a long way as some use batting, sand, and scented herbs! Below is a list that we have compiled for you for 60 Free Pincushion Patterns ranging from Ladybug Pincushions, Half Doll Pincushions, Teacup & Saucer Pincushions and so much more! Visit here for more.
1. Martha Stewart’s Homegrown Tomato Pincushions 2. Fantabulous Pincushion Tutorial 3. Square Wrist Pincushion 4. Baby Food Jar Pincushion 5. Martha Stewart’s Wool Sweater Tea Cup Pincushions 6. African Violet Pincushion How-to 7. Ladybug Pincushion How-To 8. Mushroom Pincushion How-To 9. Small Wonder Pin Blossom 10. Southern Girl’s Pincushion Tutorial 11. Soda Bottle Cap Pincushion 12. Square Pincushion Tutorial 13. Pansy Pincushion Pattern 14. Tin Can Pincushion 15. Pincushion/Thread Catcher Tutorial 16. Homespun Hearts Pincushions 17. Busy Bees Pincushion 18. Dress Form Pincushion 19. Free Hedgie Pincushion 20. Wild Flower Pincushion Pattern 21. Make A Mini-Basket Pincushion – Tutorial 22. Monkeyroom’s Pincushion Tutorial 23. Pincushion Jar Tutorial 24. Pincushion Hangup 25. Pincushion Wristlet 26. Flowerpot Pincushion 27. Thumb Pincushion 28. Sunny Wrist Pincushion Tutorial 29. Pincushion Cuff Tutorial 30. Patchwork Pincushion 31. Pear Pincushion 32. Make Do Pincushion 33. Mouse Pincushion 34. Bari J Pincushion 35. Abyquilt Pincushion Tutorial 36. Wristlet Pincushion 37. Bottlecap Pincushions 38. Teacup & Saucer Pincushions 39. Flower Pincushion 40. Patchwork Pincushion Tutorial If you want to see really fabulous pincushions from a creatively talented individual named Elizabeth Holcombe and she uses all sorts of odds-n-ends from vintage fabric, vintage dog figurines, and more please visit here for her Flickr stream.