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Wonder clip pin cushion

Pin cushion project for wonder clips and pins


Wonderclip Pincushion Project

This fussy cut pincushion is ideal for featuring a pictorial print, like the fox we’ve used. Plus, it also holds Wonderclips as well as pins. It would make a great swap extra, or little gift for a friend who sews.


Supplies list

3 x fat quarters we used prints from Maureen Cracknell’s Autumn Vibes collection provided by Hantex. Find your local stockists here.

Toy stuffingAutumn Vibes fabric collection from Art Gallery Fabrics

Optional - Prym Love corner and edge shaper (handy for turning through and stuffing)

Tip – only small pieces of fabric are needed so you could use large scraps instead.


Cutting Instructions

Fussy cut fabric (we used Foxes in fall) – 4 inches wide by 4.5 inches tall

Border fabric (we used Fall in love warm)

-        2 pieces 4.5 inches long by 1.5 inches wide

-        1 piece 6 inches long by 1.5 inches wide

-        1 piece 6 inches long by 2.5 inches wide

Back and strip fabric (we used Simple defoliage gold)

-        2 pieces 6 inches long by 2 inches wide

-        1 pieces 7.5 inches wide by 6 inches long


Seam allowance – ¼ an inch unless otherwise stated


Fussy cut fabric sewing project

Step 1

Sew the two 4.5 by 1.5 inch pieces of the border fabric either side of the fox.


Fox themed pin cushion project


Sew the 6 x 1.5 inch piece to the bottom of the fox.


Pin cushion for Wonder Clips

Step 2

Press in a ¼ inch edge of the long sides of both the white strips, so the wrong sides of the fabric are touching. Fold the whole strip in half, wrong sides touching and press.


Pin cushion for storing wonder clips

Sew along the open edge with an 1/8 of an inch seam allowance. Repeat for the second strip.


Fussy cut pin cushion sewing project

Step 3

Fold the remaining piece of border fabric in half lengthways. Place the white strips either side of the midway line a few mm away. Make sure both the edges with stitching are on the same side. Pin into place, sew along the line of stitching on each strip to attach one side of the strip to the border fabric. Leave the other side of the strip loose/unattached. 


Art Gallery Fabrics pin cushion tutorial


Sew that border piece along the top of the fox.


Wonder Clip pin cushion project

Step 4

Take your backing fabric, place it right sides together on top of the assembled top for the pincushion. Using Wonder Clips clip it into place.  Sew all around the outside but leave a 2.5 inch gap on one side (my gap is between the 2 yellow clips).


How to get sharp points when turning through fabric


Step 5

Trim the corners by making a diagonal cut just above the stitching.


Using a Prym point turner

Turn the fabric through, poke out the corners (I used my new Prym Love corner and edge shaper) and then press the fabric.


How to stuff a pin cushion

Step 6

Stuff it with toy stuffing (or scraps), use the corner and edge shaper to help push the stuffing right into the corners and then hand sew the gap closed using ladder stitch (tutorial here).

 Fox themed pin cushion project

Your pin cushion is now ready to use, enjoy.


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