Charm Square Pincushion Tutorial

Jul 4, 2016

Happy 4th of July to all of my fellow Americans! Today I've got a quick, cute little pincushion tutorial for you that uses leftover 5" charm squares.

This adorable little pincushion reminds me so much of a tiny couch cushion! I first made one for my Under The Sea Swap partner using leftover charm squares from the projects I had made for her. I snapped some quick photos with my iPhone so I could share with you as well :)


  • 2 - 5" fabric squares
  • 1 button
  • Sewing machine and basic supplies
  • Needle and thread for hand stitching cushion closed.
Note: 1/4" seams used throughout. 


  1. Place two 5" fabric squares right sides together. Sew around the perimeter of the square with 1/4" seam, leaving a 3" opening between your start & stop stitches.
  2. Mark 1" squares on each corner, cut them out.
  3. Pinch the corners together so the two fabric sides come together. Sew across the corners to close all 4 openings. Turn right side out through your 3" opening.
  4. Stuff pincushion with batting, stuffing, crushed walnuts, etc.
  5. Sew opening closed by hand.
  6. Attatch a button by hand either with strong thread or embroidery thread. Sew all the way through the pincushion, pulling tightly to "pinch" the middle together.

That's it, you're finished! These are a great pincushion project for a beginner or even a child learning to sew as they don't require any small patchwork, pleats, odd shapes, etc.

I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial. Thanks so much for reading :)


  1. Very cute pincushion! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

  2. What a quick project! Thanks for sharing, Amista!

    1. You're welcome Paige, thanks for visiting :)


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