I may have a slight problem. I think I’m addicted to making the Juggling Pin Cushion. Its a FREE download pattern on my website – www.sewingsue.com

I’ve already lost count of the number of these that I’ve made. It’s only May and I’m thinking of a Christmas version – so super cute just you wait and see. Anyway here is my latest.

Circus Pin Cushion
Circus Pin Cushion

I’ve added corner triangles. It’s easy they are just 1-3/4″ (4.5cm) squares marked with a diagonal line.

Mark your square diagonally
Mark your square diagonally

Sew the square to the corner of the top fabric, stitching on the line.

Stitch and Flip
Stitch and Flip

Then cut away the corner leaving 1/4″ (6mm) seam allowance. Use this stitch and flip method on each corner. Then construct as usual.

I find getting the crushed walnut shells in without scattering them all over the place to be the hardest thing about making these. I use an old out-of-shape baby spoon or a teaspoon to shovel them in. Its just the right size.

circuspin2 circuspin3

By the way, these are not just pin cushions you know, my young son likes to play with them – without pins. A friend of mine filled her’s with catnip and her cats love it. I put an applique hexagon on one so I would know where to find my needle…the fun goes on…

I hope you enjoy these pin cushions as much as I do.

Cheers Sewing Sue

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