Create a cute apple pincushion for your sewing room! Grab my free felt apple pattern to create your own!
Hello Crafting Friends! This Saturday is National Eat an Apple Day and to celebrate I thought it would be fun to share these cute apple pincushions I made. This is a quick little sewing project made from felt. You can download my free pattern and have one made in no time.
What I love most about these apple pincushions is the leaf – it is the perfect spot to hold your hand-sewing needles! Create your apple in red, green or yellow felt, then add a small brown felt stem and leaf.
DIY Felt Apple Pincushions
- Free printable pattern: – Link located at the end of this post.
- Red, green or yellow felt
- Brown felt for the stem
- Green felt for the leaf
- Polyfil stuffing
- Fabric scissors
- Straight pins
- Matching thread
- Sharpie Marker or black pen for tracing the pattern
Step One: Trace the apple pattern onto felt. You will need 6 apple pattern pieces for each apple pincushion. I used a black pen to trace the pattern piece and then drew in the 1/4″ seam allowance included in the pattern piece.
Step Two: Cut out the apple pieces.
Step Three: Sew the apple pieces together. Sew three pairs of apple pieces together, then stitch the pairs together. Leave a hole in the last side you sew so you can flip the apple right side out.
Step Four: Flip the apple right side out and stuff. After filling the apple with stuffing, hand sew the apple closed with matching thread.
Step Five: Cut out a stem and leaf using the pattern pieces. Roll the brown rectangle of felt to form a stem and and hand stitch it closed. Next, stitch the stem and one end of the leaf to the top of the felt apple.
The apple pincushion is complete! These little apples are so cute and easy to whip up! I love having cute things around when I’m sewing, and if they are practical, that’s even better ;)
Get the Apple Pincushion Pattern
Fill out the purple form below with your first name and email! The free file will be sent straight to your inbox! If you have already filled out the form below, don’t worry – you won’t be added to my list twice! This freebie is for personal use only. I hope you enjoy crafting something special. Please let me know if you have any questions :)