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Snowman Pincushion

Designer: Alison Gamm

Fabric: Flaky Snow Pals collection from ADORNit


You'll get a flurry of compliments when you use this cute snowman pincushion! Whether you only have a few pins or a blizzard of them, this pincushion will help you brave your next sewing storm.


(This is the first in a series of monthly pincushions. Check back each month for another fun design!)





  • 2 -- 3-1/2x5" rectangles of solid white fabric
  • 2 -- 3x5-1/2" rectangles of blue snowflake print fabric
  • 1 -- 5-1/2" square of blue snowflake print fabric
  • Fabric marking pencil
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Pencil
  • Snowman template (get the pattern below)

Finished pincushion: 5" square

snowman pattern



Assemble the Pincushion:



1. Trace the snowman pattern onto one rectangle of solid white fabric using a fabric marking pencil. (We used an off-white fabric so you could see the snowman paper pattern easily.)



2. Layer the marked solid white rectangle on the remaining solid white rectangle.




3. Sew on the marked line, leaving the flat bottom section open.



4. Trim the seam allowcase to 1/8". Turn right side out; press to make snowman.



5. Aligning raw edges, position the snowman at center of one long edge of a blue snowflake print 3x5-1/2" print rectangle.




6. Layer remaining blue snowflake print 3x5-1/2" rectangle on top. Pin together along long edge with the snowman.




7. Join the pinned edges using a 1/4" seam allowance; press seam to one side to make snowman square.



8. Layer and pin snowman square and blue snowman print 5-1/2" square with right sides together. (Note: The snowman's head will stick out one side of your square.)



9. Beginning right after the snowman's head, sew together pieces with a 1/4" seam. Pivot at each corner. Leave a 1-1/2" opening where the snowman's head sticks out for turning along one edge. Clip corners just outside the stitching line.




10. Turn right side out. Use the eraser end of a pencil to push out corners; press. Use a pencil to gently push small tufts of fiberfill through the 1-1/2" opening. Using a needle and thread to match fabric, hand-sew opening closed to complete snowman pincushion. See how to sew the opening closed here.