Liberty Dumpling Pincushions

Thursday, April 13, 2017


As soon as I saw these pincushions popping up on instagram, I knew I had to stitch some up. I chatted a bit about my love of pincushions a few weeks ago, so I didn't need much of an excuse to make more. These are so little and cute, how could I resist? They're only 2"x2"x1", so tiny! I took the opportunity to take a few silly photos too, after tracking down some empty take-out boxes.

Dumpling Pincushion Pattern by Julia Williams of Alchemy Tea.


I knew I wanted to make my pincushions out of scraps, and thought a few from Liberty of London Tana Lawn would be extra special. Instead of using multiple prints for each I kept them extra simple. I would like to make a few more that are scrappier.


These whipped up so quickly. Julia includes lots of little tips and tricks to make these an easy sew.

For the tops, I made my own covered buttons, using the Dritz 5/8" Size 24 button kit. Many years ago, I made lots of covered buttons and turned them into hair-ties and pins that I sold on Etsy. It was fun to pull out those supplies and make a few!


These are stuffed with crushed walnut shells, which is my favorite pincushion filling. My pincushions tend to double as pattern weights, and these are the perfect size.

Happy Sewing!

5 comments :

  1. Adorable and great idea to use them as pattern weights.

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  2. Those are definitely irresistible. It's been ages since I covered any buttons:)

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  3. I searched everywhere for that pattern after seeing Rashida make them. I didn't know they were called dumplings, so I looked everywhere for biscuits! Finally saw someone post the dumpling link and snatched a copy of that cute pattern immediately!

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