Keeping your pins organized in a dedicated cushion or dish is the best way to avoid getting one in the foot, or in the derriere (if you happen sew on the couch)! Pin cushions are also a great way to make something that is ridiculously cute and functional at the same time.

Take a look at this roundup of projects to inspire you to make some practical and pretty things! These are also a great handmade gift idea.

The links below the photos will take you back to the original site where I found these projects. Most include a tutorial and patterns, while others are items for sale.

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Embroirdered Pinterest Logo

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Classic Tomato Cushions

knitted cacti plants in pots on a wooden panel

Knitted Cacti

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Despicable Me Minion

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Lovely Embroidery

pin cushion in a cup

Ice Cream Whimsy

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Mouse with Tail Thread Holder

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Embellished in Tart Tins

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Enter Your Pin

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Magnetic Wrist Band

Sewing Machine Pin Cushion 5

Machine Caddy

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Bottle Cap Ring