Friday, October 19, 2012

Bulls Eye Pincushion, DIY, Pincushion Tutorial

Pin Cushion patterns seem to be everywhere on the internet these days but  nothing seem to impress me. I wanted to make a different yet fun pincushion and lo I came up with this bulls eye egg one! This pin cushion can be made in minutes, you don't need too much of supplies. Just dig in to your pile of scraps and grab a little bit of polyfibre, you are ready to start!.

 Here is the tutorial:

Lets first do the yolk. We need to trace an approximately 5" circle onto the yellow yolk fabric. Here I have used my salad bowl for that.

Now sew around the edge of the circle with a matching thread and needle. Take care to leave quite a long tail of thread at both the ends.

Pull at both the threads to form a pouch with the circle.

Fill the pouch with polyfibre and tighten the the thread to close the pouch. Tie a few knots to secure.
Lets go on to make the egg white.

Take two pieces of your white scrap, layer them and cut it in an irregular shape (like that of fried eggs), as shown above. It should measure approximately 5 & 1/2" across. 

Layer the two pieces and sew around the edge, leaving a small gap to turn it inside- out.

Turn the yolk  inside out and stuff the inside with polyfiber.

                         Sew the opening shut, using a needle and thread.

Now go on and add your yolk to the center of the white. You can either hand-sew it or hot-glue it to the center.

Voila! Our cutie pincushion is ready!


  1. Cute Idea! I just visited my brother and sister-in-law in TX and and my brother's specialty is making breakfast. Never had so many eggs in a week! Think I will make his wife an egg pincushion. Maybe a piece of bacon too!

    Daphne in Orange

  2. Newest follower here! I found you through the Wednesday link up! Cute blog, I can’t wait to read more!

  3. So lovely!!! Love pincushions! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! I'd love for you to visit my blog.
    Happy weekend!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  4. This is soo cute! I'm so glad to be following you, love your blog:)


  5. An egg picushion -- so cute and clever!! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

  6. This is soo adorably hilarious! I just love clever pin cushions!.. thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus