Hexie Pincushion // Tutorial

Hi friends! I am here today with a quick and fun little project that you can make for yourself or as a gift to give a fellow sewing friend!

My Hexie Pincushion tutorial uses a small amount of fabric and your favorite colors of acrylic or wool felt. The felt I am using today is from a beautiful color collection from Alison Glass and Weeks Dye Works, you can find it here.

Modern Handcraft // Hexie Pincushion : A Tutorial

Materials needed:

  • Wool or Acrylic felt
  • 2 - 5" pieces of fabric
  • Coordinating thread
  • 2 - 5" pieces of batting
  • Fabric fuse glue or other permanent fabric glue
  • Polyfil or cotton stuffing
  • Sizzix Big Shot machine
  • Sizzix standard cutting mats
  • Sizzix Bigz Die - 1/2" Hexagons

Modern Handcraft // Hexie Pincushion : A Tutorial

  • Make a Sizzix sandwich with a cutting mat, hexagon die, felt, cutting mat and roll through your machine.

Modern Handcraft // Hexie Pincushion : A Tutorial

  • Cut 2 pieces of fabric measuring 5" square.

Modern Handcraft // Hexie Pincushion : A Tutorial

  • Arrange hexagons on your 5" fabric square, keep enough room on your sides for sewing.

Modern Handcraft // Hexie Pincushion : A Tutorial

  • Using your fabric glue, add just enough to secure each hexagon. Allow glue to dry before sewing.

Modern Handcraft // Hexie Pincushion : A Tutorial

  • Now that your glue is dry you can start to sew across your hexagons.

Modern Handcraft // Hexie Pincushion : A Tutorial

  • A layer of batting behind your front and back fabric piece makes a nice thickness for quilting. I use a little bit of basting spray to attach my batting to the fabric.

Modern Handcraft // Hexie Pincushion : A Tutorial

  • After quilting your front and back piece, place both pieces right sides touching and pin or clip around the edges. Sew around the perimeter keeping a small opening to turn your pincushion right side out.

Modern Handcraft // Hexie Pincushion : A Tutorial

  • Stuff with polyfil or cotton blend stuffing and stitch closed.

Modern Handcraft // Hexie Pincushion : A Tutorial

Modern Handcraft // Hexie Pincushion : A Tutorial

Modern Handcraft // Hexie Pincushion : A Tutorial

Hope you enjoyed today's quick project! If you make a pincushion please share a picture or link in the comments below :)

Thanks for stopping by today friends!

-Nicole