Pocket Pincushion Tutorial

Pockets make everything better from skirts to seat backs. We think adding a pocket to a pincushion is a genius move. The pocket pincushion tutorial walks you through the steps to incorporate a mini churn dash block into a pocket for your snips or embroidery scissors. Organize your pins and scissors in one location!

Scrap Friendly Pincushion Tutorial

The mini churn dash block is a modern spin on a traditional block, but any 3″ block will work in it’s place. Opt for a nine patch, log cabin, Ohio star, or keep things simple with a solid square. We love the opportunity to use those tiny scraps and fussy cut a sweet center block.


If you don’t need the pocket for your snips, the edge is a great place to clip on a few wonder clips for all your stitching needs. A fresh pincushion makes a great gift, and combining the pocket pincushion with a hexagon fabric tray makes a sweet set.

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