Adorable Pin Cushion Tutorial + Kits!

frame-pin-cushion-wmHappy happy Tuesday! If you’re looking for easy handmade Christmas gifts? Well, here are some adorable Pin Cushions that make perfect little gifts! They are so easy to make and have so much character!

Frame Pin Cushion

pin cushion

I used tiny decorative wood frames to make these cute DIY pin cushions! Pair the frames with colorful and fun fabric scraps and these little cuties scream personality! Plus they sit flat and sturdy in place. Oh, and did I mention they are super easy to make?!


Yep, these little frame  pincushions are my newest craft kit! The kit includes 3 tiny unfinished wood frames and chipboard backing. The batting is optional so for those who already have batting or choose to use the frames as….frames, they can! how to make pin cushion

Look how cute they are! Your sewing friends will go nuts over these cuties! Wrap them up in cellophane with some bakers twine and a little gift tag and you have a fantastic handmade gift.

How to Make a Pin Cushion

easy pin cushion

supplies: tiny wood frame with chipboard backing, paint, batting, fabric

DIY pin cushion

  1. Paint the wood frame using 2-3 coats of paint. {I used spray paint}
  2. Place the frame with the face down and place a 4″x5″ piece of fabric {scraps are perfect!} on top of the frame with right side down.
  3. Fold a 6″x8″ piece of batting into a small rectangle and insert where the opening in the frame is.
  4. Pull the edges of the fabric to pull out some of the wrinkles. pin cushion craft
  5. Fold over the edges of the fabric and place the chipboard on top to conceal the raw edges, then fold over the metal tabs to secure in place.

*Tip from Alicia on Craftaholics Anonymous Facebook page: Use magnetic paint to help catch stray pins!

how to make pin cushion

The Kits

Each kit includes: 3 tiny wood frames in 3 different styles,  chipboard backing.

Optional: batting may be added to your kits.

You will need paint and a 4″x5″ piece of fabric for each pin cushion to complete  the kit.

>>>You can purchase the Pin Cushion kits here. {KITS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE}

Thank you for stopping by today!

happy crafting,



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  1. 2

    Really really cute! Love the cute colorful fabrics. Thanks for sharing.

  2. 3

    This is brilliant!! So cute and easy. I am going to make one this weekend.

  3. 4

    Super cute idea! Love the bright and beautiful colors! Thank you for sharing!

  4. 6

    So cute! They would be awesome to hang on a wall next to someone’s sewing machine, wouldn’t they? Definitely better than losing pins all over the table… Thanks for sharing!

  5. 8

    This is such an awesome idea!! I tend to be in comfy places like my bed or sofa when I sew and my pin cushion tends to roll away. This is PERFECT!

  6. 9

    so simple, and yet so cute! :) makes me want to sew just to have such a lovely pincushion!
    Big hugs from Sweden!

  7. 10

    Hi Linda!
    An adorable blog!
    A lot of cut ideias!
    Love it

  8. 11
    Linda Reed

    I’m going to make this for my SIL and put it in the cigar box I’m already altering for her for Christmas! Thanks for something short and sweet to make! :)

  9. 13

    THOSE ARE WAY TO STINKING CUTE!!!!! And they would make great gifts specially for me I work at joann fabric store I can gift those to the women I work with. Thanks for sharing, God bless.

  10. 14
    Margie Shubin

    Frames I like 5×12 and 3×3

  11. 15

    Very clever! And so easily personalized. Thank you.

  12. 17

    You could even glue a magnet on the back. That way you always know where it is and you don’t have to have it laying down!

  13. 18
    S. Garcia

    Any chance there would be more kits available soon?

  14. 19

    Cute idea! A few changes/additions I’d make would be to add magnets on the bottom, and I’d put steel wool in rather than batting, to help keep pins and needles sharpened. Great way to use up scraps of fabric (I knew I kept them for a reason!)

  15. 20

    i love this idea! so, cute. and who doesnt need a pin cushion? but, where did you get your frames? i really want to know

  16. 21

    i love this! who doesn’t need a pin cushion? where did you get your frames though. i would really love to make these.

    1. 21.1

      Hi Hollie,
      Thanks! I am selling the frames in a set of 3 as this month’s craft kit :)
      happy crafting,

  17. 22

    It says your craft kits are sold out :( Wanna give us a hint as to wear to buy these adorable frames?

  18. 23

    What a clever idea! These are the cutest pin cushions!

  19. 24

    do you know if there will be any back in stock or where i can buy the set i missed it!

  20. 25

    I wanna make these but what kinda batting do you use I was at Walmart yesterday and saw that there are different types of batting? Help please!

  21. 26
    Stella's Mom

    I love this idea! MUST make one for each of my sewing friends. Thanks for the tutorial.

  22. 27

    I love this! I made one & then added a magnet to the back so that it could be stored above my work surface, on a metal board, when not in use.

  23. 28

    Wow! This is so clever, easy and cute! I love it. Thanks for sharing!

  24. 29

    When will you be selling more of the wood frames kits for the pin cushion? Such a fun and clever idea!

      1. Ter

        Can you tell me where I can purchase the wood frames in these sizes?

        1. Bethany

          Yes, please do share! I really want to make these and I can’t find frames like these anywhere!

      2. Jessica

        Can you tell me where I can purchase the wood frames and/or what size they are?

  25. 30

    fantastic idea = you could also place little rubber circles on the bottom to keep pincushion from slipping off the table.

  26. 31

    I am interested in where I can find the mini unfinished frames
    For the pin cushions! Absolutely precious!!

  27. 32

    Love it, will be making some when i get home, thanks xxx

  28. 33

    I liked your idea and I made my own version of this pin cushion :)
    Thank you very much!

  29. 34
    linda chamberlain

    love your crafts

  30. 35

    Really liking what I see. Looking forward to your e-mails.

  31. 36
    Jen McPherson

    These are so cute! I know this tutorial is from a long time ago but I was wondering what size the frames are?

  32. 37
    Oneta Bergman

    These are adorable! What a great idea!

  33. 38

    great ideas