Thimble Pin Cushion Tutorial

Thimble Pin Cushion Tutorial

Pin cushions are seriously one of my favorite things.  They are so simple to make and you can explore so many options to incorporate.  One of them- the thimble.

We put some of these together in a sewing group I go to and I couldn’t keep it to myself. I have to share because I love how it turned out!

thimble pin cushion tutorial easy and cute

Materials Needed:


wool felt


yarn or necklace string

thimble pin cushion tutorial

Thimble Pin Cushion Tutorial~

pile of thimbles

1)  Use a nail and hammer to put a hole in one side of the thimble at the top– you could use a drill also for this.  Sand the hole area so remove any snag spots

2)  Place a jump ring in the hole

thimble with jump ring

3)  Cut a piece of wool felt 1 1/2″ X 1 1/2″ or larger if needed

fill thimble with wool

4)  Place together your corners

5)  Stuff inside the thimble and make adjustments until you are happy– use a hot glue gun if you’d like to totally secure it

6)  Wad up a bit of thread and place on top- secure with a few pins

thimble and pins

7)  Hang on a piece or ribbon or yarn if you’d like to wear it

thimble pin cushion tutorial

thimble pincushion with pins

Looking for more fun pin cushions? Here are a few-  rolled wool pin cushion, doily top pin cushion, kitchi pin cushions, quilt block pin cushion, embroidery pin cushion.

Here are some little pins too!

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  1. Anne

    23 March

    Pretty!!! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for this morning that links to your tutorial:

  2. Sandra

    22 August

    Just found this – love it!!! going to have to make one.

  3. Becky

    23 August

    yay! They are so fun to make.

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