View File to PrintThis sweet Apple Pincushion is a fun addition to your sewing room, but why stop there. Sew up a bunch of them and place them in a bowl. Give as a gift, great for a teacher or quilter.

Get the template you need on the project sheet.

Supply List:

  • Fat quarter of red fabric
  • Scrap of brown felt
  • Scrap of green felt
  • Bag of Fairfield Poly-Fil
  • Aleene’s Tacky Glue
  • Apple Template

Read through instructions before beginning.  Seams are 1/4”.




  1. Cut 6 apple templates from the red fabric.
  2. With right sides together, sew 2 templates together, leaving each end open by a stitch or two. Sew another template to one side of this group.  Repeat so you have 2 groups of 3 templates..
  3. Match the two groups together and pin. From the top, sew down 1-1/2”, and backstitch.  From the bottom, sew 1-1/2” and backstitch, leaving an opening for stuffing..
  4. Fill with Poly-Fil and hand sew the opening shut. If you don’t fill it tightly, it’s easy to push the bottom in so it will sit nicely and the top will indent a bit for the stem and leaf.
  5. Cut a piece of brown felt 1-1/2” x 3/4”. Glue around all 4 sides and roll tightly to form a stem. Set aside to dry.
  6. Cut one leaf from the green felt.
  7. Squeeze a fair amount of glue into the top of the pincushion. Insert the stem and leaf.  When dry, trim stem to the desired length.