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Hi! I'm Kim, the designer and seamstress behind Retro Mama. I'm the daughter of a school teacher and grew up with a joy for teaching, which I am lucky to share by creating patterns written so ...

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Apple Pincushion & Ornament

from Retro Mama
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Apple Pincushion & Ornament
Apple Pincushion & Ornament
Apple Pincushion & Ornament
Apple Pincushion & Ornament
Apple Pincushion & Ornament

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic sewing skills
  • some hand stitching

Pattern Description:

Make your own scrappy apple pincushions and ornaments with this PDF sewing pattern by Retro Mama! Fabric apples are adorable decorations for your kitchen, sewing table or holiday tree, and make fantastic handmade teacher gifts. Pair with pears from my Plush Pear Trio pattern for a cute bowl of fruit to match any dcor. Apple pincushion measures 4-1/2" tall, ornament measures 3-3/4", including stem.

You will receive a 7-page pattern in PDF format with tutorial style instructions, color photographs, easy-to-read layout, and full-size pattern pieces (no need to enlarge, just print and sew!).

Included with this pattern:

*glossary of terms and techniques
*hints and tips for sewing and stuffing
*photographs illustrate each step
*two different sizes of pattern pieces
*PDF lets you zoom in to see each step up close, and print and re-print the pattern pieces whenever you need them

This pattern is recommended for experienced beginners and beyond.

(c)2010 Kim Kruzich. Please do not sell or distribute this pattern.

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This item was handmade using a Retro Mama sewing pattern.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • pincushion is 4-1/2" tall
  • ornament is 3-3/4" tall


  • quilting cotton fabric scraps
  • wool blend felt
  • embroidery floss
  • stuffing material (e.g., Polyfil)
  • all purpose thread

You Will Also Need:

  • fabric shears, disappearing fabric ink pen, hand sewing needle, ruler