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My hands making: Felt dinosaur pincushion

felt dino pincushion kit

Regular readers will know that every month I challenge myself to make the Mollie Makes magazine cover gift. I’ve subscribed since it first came out and have had a drawer full of unopened kits – but no more! I’ve been making more time for grown up crafting and I love to make the kits and hopefully try something new.

Felt dinosaur pincushion

Back in Feb I made the cute Kitty Keyring from Issue 115. Issue 116 came with Jenny Blair’s dino pincushion kit. The kit included felt, embroidery thread, a needle, and toy stuffing.

Felt dinosaur pincushion

Working with felt is fun and I enjoyed making this little pincushion.

felt pieces cut out

I love having a little project on the go. This was fun to pick up in the evenings and stitch. Due to its size it was quite fiddly and I had pins everywhere.

felt dino pincushion

The stripes were especially tricky but I’ve had plenty of time to craft recently.

Mollie Makes pincushion kit

I pretty much followed the instructions, except for using black brads for the eyes. But the dino came together easily. My children love my little dino pincushion, I just have to put it out of their reach so I can use it for my next sewing project.

Here are some of my previous makes from Mollie Makes magazine, you can check out all of them here:

Pom pom watermelon craft
Embroidered tiger keyring
Pretty paper stars
Felt Party Bear
Kitsch Festive Loom Kit
Embroidered Necklace Kit
Toucan Keyring Kit
Paper Ice Lollies
Spring Bunny Plushie Kit
Cross stitch wooden banner kit
Pom pom love birds kit
Floral Hoop Kit
Reindeer Tree Decoration


  • Reply
    Rebecca Jones
    April 15, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    that’s super cute – well done. I’ve got a few felt kits along with some other crafting projects. I’ve picked out my first thing to do – it’s a felt lhama key ring 🙂

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    Miss Claire M Roach
    April 16, 2020 at 10:14 am

    Going to start crafting with the twins and they are dinosaur obsessed so they will love this, thank you.

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    Wilma Moore
    May 18, 2023 at 7:17 am

    Hiya, have misplaced pattern and instructions to make Dino Pincushion. Would you be able to send me the instructions please. Many thanks wilma

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