Making a Donut Pin Cushion

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May 7, 2019

Donut Pin Cushion - pink frosted donut pincushion on red backgroundThis handmade donut pin cushion is so cute, I just want to bite it! It's great for your sewing box to keep your pins in order, but you could also just make them as plush toys. To make the paper donut stencil, I traced a CD, cut it out smaller, but cut the center out bigger. You can make them whatever size you like.


Total Time: 75 minutes

Yield: 1 pin cushion


  • paper donut stencil
  • felt (3 colours: donut bottom, donut top, and icing)
  • pins
  • scissors
  • thread (donut, icing and sprinkles colours)
  • needle
  • stuffing
Donut Pin Cushion - supplies


  1. Pin the stencil onto your felt and cut out 3 rounds, one from each colour of felt.
  2. Donut Pin Cushion - pin stencil onto the felt and cut three
  3. I did white for the bottom of the donut, beige for the top, and pink for icing.
  4. Donut Pin Cushion - three colors of felt cut into donut shapes
  5. Cut waves out of the outside of the icing layer.
  6. Donut Pin Cushion - cut waves around the outside of the icing layer felt piece

  7. Keep the icing layer in place with some pins. Stitch the icing onto the top part of the donut.
  8. Donut Pin Cushion - pin icing layer to the top layer of the donut and stitch in place
  9. Add your sprinkles by sewing little pieces of coloured thread on top of the icing.
  10. Donut Pin Cushion - use colored thread to make the sprinkles
  11. Now sew the top of the donut to the bottom of the donut at the inner ring.
  12. Donut Pin Cushion - sew top to bottom at the inner ring
  13. Sew the outside of the donut layers together, leaving at least an inch open so you can stuff it.
  14. Donut Pin Cushion - sew outside edge together leaving an opening for stuffing

  15. Push stuffing into donut, using a pen or chopstick to get it nice and full.
  16. Donut Pin Cushion - add stuffing, use a pen or chopstick to get it nice and full
  17. Sew the opening closed.
  18. Donut Pin Cushion - sew the opening closed
  19. Add your pins and enjoy!
  20. Donut Pin Cushion - add pins and craft away
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April 9, 2012

This craft is pretty easy, and is a cute thing to keep pins in.

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