Finished Project: Scrappy Pincushion

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Today I'm here to share a small project that I made this week! This project ticks the box for two of my goals this year. First, it's made completely from my scrap bin, so it's my scrap project for March. I'm trying to make at least one project from scraps per month in 2021. Second, it's a new-to-me pattern. I am hoping to sew one new-to-me pattern per quarter, so this is my quarter one pattern I'm trying.

This week I finally made the Sit 'N Sew Pincushion Pattern by Shannon Fraser. I bought this pattern over a year ago, so I thought it was a good one to start with for this year. I actually pulled the scraps for this pincushion over the summer, but just didn't get around to making it. It worked out, because I could easily pick this up and make it in an afternoon since I'd kept the pattern and fabrics together in my sewing room cart. Grab and go!

It was fun to use some summery prints in this project. I quilted the pincushion top with straight lines as I put it together.

For the back of the pincushion I used a blender and quilted some random diagonal lines. I filled the pincushion with crushed walnut shells to give it nice weight.

The finished pincushion has a little hanging organizer to keep a few tools. I think it will come in handy, keeping it next to my machine.

Find the pattern in Shannon's shop here: Sit 'N Sew Pincushion Pattern by Shannon Fraser

Happy Sewing!


  1. JENI!!! I'm so excited to see you made a Sit 'n Sew pinnie!! She's adorable! I love the little berry print you snuck in there :) I hope she brings you joy on the daily!

  2. Lovely. I really love pincushions, and especially scrappy ones.

  3. Oh I love this! I like making a pincushion attached to a small bag for trash, but I love this for tools! I also have a separate small sewing table trash can so I can see myself using this one too.


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