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Chicken Pincushion Pattern
"Want to make an adorable pincushion with me? I have never been a big pincushion gal until I started using a pincushion. Holy smokes. And why not have a sweet little chicken pincushion? I can have a whole flock without noise, feathers, smell, coop, or HOA restrictions! Side question: Is it a chicken if it doesn’t lay eggs? Mine definitely do not lay eggs, so maybe these are rooster pincushions? We can overthink this on another day."
NotesThis fun, practical pin cushion can be made from fabric scraps in any color. They are incredibly quick to sew and make fun party, retreat, or neighbor gifts. Enjoy a whole flock of pin cushions using this easy tutorial.
Project TypeMake a Project
Time to CompleteUnder an hour
Sewn byBoth Hand and Machine
- 2 Fabric rectangles 4-1/2" x 4" (body)
- One fabric square 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (beak)
- One small swatch of felt for comb
- One small swatch of felt cut into a heart for wings
- Ground Nut Shells (filling)
- Two small beads or buttons for eyes
- Hand sewing needle and thread
- Embroidery floss & needle (for wings, optional)
- Elmer’s glue (optional)
- Seamingly Accurate Seam Guide (optional)
Fold beak into triangle
Cut comb from wool
Pin beak and comb to right side rectangle
Layer both rectangles
Use 1/4 seam allowance to sew three sides
Turn rightside out to check for beak/comb placement
Turn wrongside out, pin lower edge
Sew at corners
Turn rightside out. Tuck in seam allowances. Hand sew closed
Add walnut filling
Hand sew beads for eyes
Cut heart in half to create wings. Glue in place
Add hand embroidery stitches to felt wings.
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