Little pincushions like this have been one of my favorite sewing accessories since way back in the 1970s. I was very into patchwork piecing & quilting back then. I still love it & have been bitten by the sewing bug again. My first little project is hand piecing & sewing these pretty patchwork pincushions. They are my adaptation of the Grandmother's Fan pattern and are stuffed with sand. The sand helps to keep your pins & needles nice & sharp. They are incredibly sturdy and I've been using mine for over 40 years. They still hold up & add a nice pop of color to my sewing area.
Every single stitch on these pincusions is lovingly done by hand. No machine sewing...just hand stitching...one tiny stitch at a time. I find this stitching time quite relaxing, actually. The fabric is very good quality cotton calico...some vintage and some more recent...and all quite pretty.
These first 3 pincushions are now available to purchase in my Etsy Shop. They make great little gifts, or maybe you need a touch of pretty color for YOUR sewing area. I'm headed back to my studio...the fabric is calling me!