I found this tutorial from to make this pincushion. I found this the best way and easiest to make a pin cushion.
As you can see from my pincushions I added ribbon instead of thread through the middle part of my cushions. I also played with my pretty ones by adding tulle, pearls and other decorations to make them whimsical. I also have a magnetic pin holder which helps when I'm too lazy to put my pins in the right cushion.
|Photo from Gippsland Granny|
The other cushion I have is a wrist one which I don't really use that much but it is great for when you are pinning an item on someone. Tailors use these a lot. As you can see from the photo from Gippsland Granny there are many ways of making your own. From Byannie.com you can get a pdf pattern here just scrolling down through all the free patterns.
|Green Bee has a tutorial here to make this cute tins.|
The other tin is mini sewing kit that I haven't quite finished yet. I made it from a sucrates tin.
I had this tin and wanted to make something cute. It isn't has cute as her tins, Green Bee, but it works.
|Sophie Online has a tutorial here to make these.|
Now there are many other kinds of pincushions including finger pincushion made out of bottle caps.
Looking to make some pin cushions, the Domestic Diva has a whole list of tutorials on her site here