Friday, August 27, 2010

Porcupine Pin Cushion - tutorial

Hello, it's such a busy week after the holidays, work, work and more work! My day job has been very intense and my craft shop was an explosion of orders, 37 brooches for a hens night and many purse holder! I love so much to make them! but of course I had to take time to share this cute tutorial from Prudent Baby.

1. Download the Porcupine Pincushion Template here.

2. Cut out 2 side-views and 1 bottom-view from tan felt.

3. With sides pinned together whip-stitch from tip of tail to tip of nose with 3 strands of brown embroidery thread. Your stitches need to be pretty close together to hold the beans in later.

4. Add simple stitches for eyes and a satin stitch for nose, if desired.

5. Spread out the legs of your sides and align with bottom piece. (If he doesn't line up perfectly, feel free to trim him a bit.)

6. Whip-stitch top piece to bottom piece all the way around except for one leg (to allow for stuffing)

7. Stuff your porcupine firmly with stuffing.

8. Stuff the belly with (a few tablespoons, maybe?) of dried beans. You want the beans to be directly inside the felt of the belly. This gives the pincushion some stability.

9. Stitch up the last leg and tie off.

Send me your photos if you make it!

Happy week end to you all!!!

Mad About Pink


  1. This is such a wonderful and smart idea - a porcupine pincushion, lol. I don't sew but I just might make this for decorative purposes! It's a great tutorial and your blog is full of this stuff! I'm now a follower. :)

    Have a great weekend!

    Tanja aka tanchyka from swap-bot

  2. These are sooo cute! My oldest daughter is learning to sew, what a great gift this would make! :)
    Trina (aka - cowinaroundagan from swapbot)

  3. cute! I had to look up what a porcupine was ... (english isn't my mothertongue)
    so clever :D

  4. lol, love the porcupine pin cushion! what a clever idea. I am going to follow your blog. Your creations are so fun.

  5. This is way too cute! My mother-in-law sews and I am definitely going to pass this her way!

    Samantha (Flutterflies22-Swapbot)

  6. Awww, love it!!! I'll try to make one!!


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