Scallop Square Pumpkin Pincushion

Project #18314

On pins and needles? No need to be—this pumpkin pincushion will help keep your pins and needles ever so organized and stylish too!

Fabric Requirements:

Yardage FabricInstructions
5" x 10"Light green woolCut (2) 4 1/2" Scallop Squares
scrapOrange woolCut (1) small pumpkin
scrapOrange plaid woolCut (1) pumpkin center wedge
scrapBrown woolCut (1) stem
Cut (2) acorns
scrapBrown plaid woolCut (2) acorns
scrapDark green woolCut (1) leaf
Assorted embroidery floss
1 bagPolyester fiberfill
Glue baste


  • Finished Size: 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"
  • Unless indicated otherwise, all stitching is with one strand of embroidery floss.

Assembling the Project:

  1. Arrange the pumpkin, stem, acorns and leaves on the front of one 4 1/2" Scallop Square.
  2. Hold in place with glue baste.
  3. Sew the shapes down with decorative stitches using embroidery floss.
  4. Place the second 4 1/2" Scallop Square under the first Scallop Square, and sew the two pieces together, leaving a small 2" opening.
  5. Stuff with polyester fiberfill to desired loft.
  6. Stitch the opening closed.

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