Tutorial on how to make a biscornu / pincushion

Tutorial: How to make a basic biscornu / pincushion

We all love the quirky little things, so I wrote this little tutorial so that everyone able and willing also can make them.

Step 1: create two square patches of identical size. The pattern can differ depending on what you want. That’s entirely up to you. In this example I made a classical snowflake from a Norwegian headscarf.

The running stitch around the square is in hot pink to make it easier to visualize. And you need the running stitch as it’s where you’ll be sewing.

Tutorial on how to make a biscornu / pincushion

 

Step 2: Find the middle of Side A and start stitching it to the beginning of the Side B by the pink running stitch. Corners are the hardest, but keep the thread tight and you should be fine!

Tutorial on how to make a biscornu / pincushion

 

Step 3:  With only a corner left to stitch up you start filling it with cotton, small rags or even beads depending on what you want to fill it with.

Tutorial on how to make a biscornu / pincushion

 

Step 4:  Finish the last homestretch and keep filling in cotton if needed to make sure it’s completely full.

Tutorial on how to make a biscornu / pincushion

 

Step 5; If you feel like for a bit of decoration, feel free to add a button in the middle of both sides. Make sure you use a strong thread for this.

Tutorial on how to make a biscornu / pincushion

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