Embroidered Pin Cushion

I’ve just taken part in a pin cushion swap organised by Caroline from SewSheCan, it’s been great fun seeing all the different pincushions on facebook, some were quite inspiring, my pin cushion is here

Pincushion detailIt reminded me of a pincushion I made some time ago. The pattern was in the Australian Inspirations magazine. It was one of those things I made knowing it would never be used for its intended purpose!! It’s just too pretty!! Pincushion detail


I embroidered the design on silk dupion, the inside support was made from a ring of cardboard. The roof is actually a length of ribbon gathered up.

Pincushion Detail

Inside is a thimble holder, all embroidered with roses.

Inside Pincushion

Base of Pincushion

My initial is on the base which is fastened with a little glass bead and a loop of thread strengthened with blanket stitch.

I love it, the design is just exquisite!

Embroidered pin cushionLinking up with Kathy for Slow Stitching Sunday

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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19 Responses to Embroidered Pin Cushion

  1. So perfect and sweet… love it!


  2. Karen in Breezy Point says:

    Just beautiful!


  3. Exquisite it the perfect word to describe this! I agree it is too pretty to use and must just be admired as art!


  4. this is sweet and gorgeous !


  5. Gail says:

    Very pretty! I love the little place to keep your thimbles!


  6. Dasha Brandt says:

    That is so pretty! I have a little pin cushion which is too pretty to use (as a pin cushion that is). I need to think about creating a little shelf where I can display my pretty (unusable) things and stop hiding them in a cupboard.


  7. Lily says:

    que bonito!!!


  8. Deanna says:

    That is the most prettiest pin cushion I have ever seen!!


  9. Sue says:

    Ohhh that is absolutely beautiful! I love the pincushion you did for the swap, too. The ladybird is cute. I’ve popped over from Slow Stitching Sunday and so glad I did!


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