5 Free Pincushion Patterns You'll Love

We can’t get enough of pincushion patterns, can you? Not only do pincushions serve an essential purpose during the sewing and quilting process, but they’re generally quick and easy to make. And while it’s true that we may have pincushions on the brain at the moment because of the Kwik Precious Pincushions project featured in our 2019 Quilter’s Planner, pincushions are always on our favorites list.

Why do we love pincushions?

  1. Pincushions are perfect when you don’t have much free time, but you’re itching to create.
  2. Need a handmade and useful gift for a fellow quilter or sewist? Pincushions to the rescue!
  3. Pincushions are a fun way to use up scraps and little pieces of fabric we can’t let go of.
  4. For collectors, pincushions don’t take up very much room relative to other collectibles.
  5. There are so many types and styles of pincushions to make and enjoy. The sky’s the limit!

5 Free Pincushion Patterns from Fabulous Quilters & Sewists!

We scoured the web for some fun, free patterns to share with you, and found these fabulous pincushion patterns. We’re sure you’ll find one or two (or five!) that you’d like to make. Take a peek!

DIY Liberty Patchwork Pincushion by Mad for Fabric


Chicken Pincushion by Loganberry Handmade


Mini Spool Pincushion by Fresh Lemons Quilts


Cactus Pincushion by Made by Marzipan


Pineapple Pincushion by Sew Yeah on Love Crochet

More About the Kwik Precious Pincushions

Karie Jewell of Two Kiwk Quilters created the lovely pincushions that appeared on the March tab of the 2019 Quilter’s Planner. The pattern and detailed instructions can be found in the 2019 Quilter’s Planner magazine, which features a total of thirteen patterns and two tutorials! Want even more great patterns? Consider getting the Quilter’s Planner magazine bundle.

We hope you love these five free pincushion projects as much as we do. If you make them and share them on social media, please credit the makers/bloggers, and tag us too. We’d love to see the pincushions you create.