This fleet of Friedlander Crew pincushions was basically an excuse to play with my newest fabric / finish something kind of quickly, which is always satisfying.
I like making pincushions for many reasons. First, they and other small projects are perfect for playing around with fabric combinations. I get so many ideas after whipping out a few of them, which is especially helpful with I’ve got new fabric to mess around with.
Plus, pincushion making is quite productive. After making one or a bunch, they make great gifts. I also use them as pattern weights. Having a variety of shapes and sizes can be helpful when cutting out things that aren’t always the same size. For example, I like using the narrow guys for tighter spots like skinny shoulder pieces, and the bigger ones work well for the meatier bits like bodice pieces when I’m cutting out clothes.
In addition to fabric combos, these guys are great for testing out decorative stitches and other embellishments. I feel like a little bit of embroidery floss kicks everything up a few notches.
So many pincushions!
Pattern : Crew Pincushion set