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{DIY or Buy} Pin cushion thread catcher free pattern – or where to buy if your plate is full

How to make a pincushion thread catcher free pattern

I’m back with another DIY or Buy, this time featuring pin cushion thread catcher patterns. Trust me, if you like to sew, this guy is going to become your new best friend. Thread catchers act as little trashcans for your stray threads and empty spools and you can set them wherever you happen to be working …sewing machine, sofa, you name it.

Here’s my free pin cushion pattern and tutorial that includes a weighted pincushion. Be sure to read the comments …lots of great reader ideas shared.

How to make a pincushion thread catcher free pattern

How to make a pincushion thread catcher free pattern

The free pattern for Polka Dot Apron’s thread catcher free tutorial uses belting around the top which is a stiff but flexible band.

How to make a pincushion thread catcher free pattern

For traveling light, try Needling Things’ triangular thread catcher tutorial.

How to make a pincushion thread catcher free pattern

This next thread catcher pattern from Bloom is a paid PDF pattern called ‘Beyond Measure’ so not free like mine but so cute I have to share here. And I went to university in Sydney and have a fondness for Australian designers.

How to make a pincushion thread catcher free pattern

Don’t have time to sew your own thread catcher and looking to buy? Sewsouthernquilts has a shop full of thread catchers reasonably priced with a range of cute patterns – I like this retro 30s reproduction fabric:

How to make a pincushion thread catcher free pattern

gmakitty

Saturday 30th of January 2016

I saw one of these while visiting my SIL in Ca. was happy to find the pattern, it was so neat to use

Kathy Beymer

Tuesday 2nd of February 2016

Thanks gmakitty! If you want to share a photo of what you make, I'd love to see it. I'm on facebook at merrimentdesign and instagram as kathybeymer. Thanks for stopping by!

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