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How to Make a Sewing Machine Pin Cushion

Discover the art of creating your very own sewing machine pin cushion with this unique sewing pattern. Unleash your creativity and add a touch of personalization to your sewing space with a pin cushion that not only serves a practical purpose but also showcases your sewing skills. This pattern provides you with step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations, making it easy for both beginners and experienced sewers to follow along. Whether you're a sewing enthusiast or just starting out, this pattern will guide you through the process, ensuring a rewarding and enjoyable sewing experience. So, grab your sewing machine, gather your materials, and let your creativity soar as you bring this charming pin cushion to life!

What you will Need: How to Make a Sewing Machine Pin Cushion

  • Scrap of fabric
  • 23″ of 1″ elastic
  • Scrap of sew in Velcro
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Standard sewing supplies

What you will Need Pin Cushion

Step 1: Cut your Fabric

For my machine I measured the area that I wanted my pin cushion to sit. I decided to cut two pieces that measure 3 1/2″ x 3″.

Cut fabrics

Step 2: Cut the Elastic

Cut the elastic into to 11 1/2″ pieces. Your machine may need more or less elastic. Just measure around your machine and subtract away the length of the pin cushion making sure you have enough to overlap.

Cut elastic

Step 3: Stack your Pieces

Place one fabric piece right side up on your work space. Place the elastic pieces on the short ends that they are laying toward the center of the fabric piece. Lay the second fabric piece right sides down on top of the elastic. Pin or clip.

Add the elastic

Sandwich the elastic

Step 4: Stitch the Fabric

Stitch all the way around the fabric leaving an opening for turning and making sure not to catch the sides of the elastic. I used a 1/4″ seam allowance. You do want to make sure they ends of the elastic are firmly in the seam allowance. I stitched over them a few times.

Step 5: Turn Right Sides Out

Turn the sewing machine pin cushion right sides out through the opening.

Turn right sides out

Step 6: Stuff the Pin Cushion

Take the polyester fiberfill and stuff the pin cushion until it is full.

Stuff the pin cushion

Step 7: Close the Opening

Close the opening using ladder stitch. If you are unfamiliar with ladder stitch check out the video below.

Ladder stitched closure

Step 8: Add the Velcro

Add a 2″ x 1″ piece of of Velcro on each end of the elastic on opposite sides so that the elastic will overlap to close around the machine. You have now finished your sewing machine pin cushion.

Finished Pin Cushion

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