o Don’t let your partner know who you are! They will find out when they receive your pincushion. o Please don’t use crushed walnut shells to stuff your pincushion. Let’s just avoid any possible allergy issues! o Do good work. Make something you’d be happy to receive. o No extras, please. Just your awesome pincushion. o Have fun!
Rice makes a good weight for a large pincushion, like the Carry All Pincushion (see Pinterest pin), if you choose not to use another filler.
If using a filler other than fiber fill/polyfill – create an insert that’s the same shape/size as your pincushion, fill that with your filling, sew closed, and then insert inside your pin cushion. This way, your filling is contained and is likely not to leak out of your pincushion. Scrap fabric or muslin works great for this!