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Sashiko Pincushion

By: Kymona Tracey from kreativekymona.com
Updated March 26, 2020
Sashiko Pincushion
Sashiko Pincushion

Learn how to make a lovely DIY pincushion using stitchwork inspired by the lovely Japanese Sashiko technique! This project is wonderfully easy to do, makes a great gift, and serves as a sweet little decoration (with a practical purpose!) for your sewing room.

From the Designer: "Hello everyone! Kymona here from Kreative Kymona with a fun stitching project for you. I'm going to show you how to make a Sashiko Pincushion. Sashiko is a form of needlework developed in Japan a couple of centuries ago. The purpose of sashiko stitching originated from repairing, mending, patching, and reinforcing the fabric. In Japanese, its name means "little stabs" - a reference to plain running stitch that makes up sashiko's geometric, all-over patterns. Traditionally, sashiko patterns were sewn with off-white stitches on dark indigo fabric."

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Sewn byHand

Beginner

Materials List

  • Olympus Sashiko thread
  • Clover Sashiko Long Needle
  • Pre-printed Sashiko fabric
  • Clover Create-a-Pincushion
  • Poly-fil
  • Clover Needle Threader
  • Scissors

Instructions for Sashiko Pincushion:

  1. Decide on which pattern you want to stitch out.

  2. Thread the needle and tie a knot on one strand close to the end.

  3. Start from the back and stitch each line, going straight across the fabric.

  4. When you get to a line that is already stitched, do not cross it again. Pull the thread to the back and knot off.

  5. Start the same way again until you finish. 

  6. Once you finish stitching, its time to make the pincushion.

  7. Pull the pincushion pieces apart.

  8. Fill the base with a handful of polyfill.

  9. Next, cover the polyfill with the stitched fabric panel. Hold it tight and place the plastic ring around the fabric to hold it in place.

  10. The ring will hold on tight to the fabric. Pull-on the sides to make sure it's nice and snug. 

  11. Place the pincushion ring over the entire piece.

  12. Finally, cut the excess fabric from the bottom for a completely new pincushion. 

  13. Now, add your pins and get ready for your next project!

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