Simple Sprocket Pincushion Tutorial

If you ever made round pincushions you will know that it can be a little tricky to get that perfect circular shape with no bumps and lumps around the edges. The Simple Sprocket Pincushion tutorial shows you a very simple technique that ensures you can achieve that perfect round shape every time.

Easy Sprocket Pincushion Sewing Tutorial

The sprocket design of this pincushion gets it’s name from the slices that resemble the spokes of a wheel. Sprockets are typically achieved by sewing wedges of fabric together to form a circular shape. The Sprocket Pincushion tutorial uses a cheater method by utilizing half square triangles to achieve a very similar look. Shh, don’t tell the teacher!

round pincushion tutorial and pattern

Pincushions make perfect gifts for a crafty friend. They also fit nicely as a stocking stuffer.

Easy Sprocket Pincushion Sewing Tutorial


  • assorted printed scraps
  • poly fil stuffing
  • decorative button
  • sewing machine
  • basic sewing supplies

Once you’ve tried the Sprocket Pincushion, take a look at the Sprocket Pillow Tutorial for a supersized version.

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