Flower Pot Pincushion

I thought I’d try to make one of the little pincushions in a flower pot that I’ve seen lately. It requires no sewing! Ha, but you probably won’t want to make one of these unless you like to sew. I added a little felt flower (like the hair clips I wrote about in my last post) and a button. And I used this Liberty of London fabric again. There’s still some left, so you’re sure to see it more!


  • small flower pot
  • fabric scrap
  • polyfill stuffing
  • hot glue gun
  • rubber band

  1. Cut fabric about three times the width of the top of your pot. My pot was 4″, so I cut a 12″ square.
  2. Place some polyfill in the center and wrap loosely with a rubber band.
  3. Continue stuffing with polyfill (as much as you possibly can, and then some).
  4. Wrap rubber band around a few more times to tighten it.
  5. Adjust fabric evenly and try it out in the pot.
  6. Glue all around the inside of the pot, about an inch from the top. Quickly stuff in your fabric.

All done! If you make one of these, be sure to post a photo over in the Make it Monday Flickr photo pool. Check out these flower pot pincushions from Betz White for some more inspiration.

11 thoughts on “Flower Pot Pincushion”

  • We are desperately missing all of our tomatoes at our house. I don’t know what happened to them but they disappeared! I’m going to make a couple of these soon! Thanks for the tutorial.

  • I’m trying to get a few ladies in the neighborhood together for a weekly coffee and get acquainted session. I’m going to make these in about a 2″ size pot and stick a few of the pins with the flower heads in just for fun! I think they would make great little inexpensive gifts. Thanks so much for the idea!

  • Hi Ellen! Me again! I just wanted to let you know that I love your idea of the rubber band! I have been using the yo-yo method to make mine before I saw your idea. I hate handsewing holes closed! My handsewing sucks…I saw this post on Friday night and it inspired me to make several pincushions which I posted on your Flickr group today. Thanks for the lovely comment by the way! I am crazy about pincushions! And bags, and anything to do with sewing. Thanks for great ideas!

  • Una pequeña maceta con flores de alfiletero. No les resulta simpático y divino?
    Todos en casa necesitamos de uno en nuestro costurero, y que mejor que tener algo agradable donde poner nuestras alfileres y agujas. Una buena idea para realizar. Como verán, es una tarea sumamente sencilla, barata y no requiere de coser! ….y te llevará apenas, un par de minutos.

  • Hi there, just wanted to say I love this! I am making one as a little gift for my mum in law. I found some pretty sparkly buttons which I’m going to add too so it looks kind of like a real plant pot. Genius idea and I’ll do others too- likely one for myself and as gifts. Thanks for sharing!


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