Pincushions, I adore them! They can be ever so cute and yet remain functional.
Recently I was thinking about what to make for a few close friends for Christmas. I was stumped until BHG came to my rescue this morning. They have 22 pincushion patterns/tutorials on their site. I could make each one the same pincushion but use a different fabric, or I could make each pincushion from an entirely different pattern.
Martha Stewart has a cute pattern and tutorial for a strawberry pincushion and a wraparound one for your machine, plus a few others. While looking through her sewing projects, I came across this cute mens wear mouse toy to make for Izzy, Pepper, and Warg for Christmas.
If you like mushrooms/toadstools, this cute slideshow walks you through making one.
While we're talking about toadstools and mushrooms, these mushroom coloring pages are incredibly detailed and would be fun to print out and give as a gift with the pincushion.
Finally, I could not leave out this cute hedgehog.
Have you started thinking about your Christmas sewing projects yet? Do you use a pincushion? In my workroom, I have three magnetic ones strategically placed. One is at my cutting table, by the ironing board, and the third is on my sewing machine table.