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Sonora Saguaro Cactus Pin Cushion Sewing Pattern and Tutorial DIGITAL PDF

(12 customer reviews)


A cute little botanical to sit on any shelf and bring joy!


Everyone needs a prick to stick their pins into

Imagination can take you Anywhere!

An easy and quick sewing project that is perfect for gift giving to not just the people in your life who sew…but anyone! This cute mini Saguaro looks great sitting on a shelf or windowsill as well as holding all your pokey pins.

A great scrap buster! You can make almost two cacti with a fat quarter. Embellish with small flowers, flower buttons, etc.

Other than a regular small pot, you can repurpose a mug or tea cup for the ‘pot’ or paint a terra cotta pot, etc. These are a perfect addition to a gift basket too! One pattern tester reduced the size by 50% (hand sewn) and it made the perfect little ornament.

  • Deceptively easy to make
  • Detailed  step by step instructions 
  • Photos accompany each step
  • Full size pattern pieces
  • Tips for best results
  • Variations included
  • PDF digital download, available instantly after purchase
  • List of vendors for various materials
  • Print only the pages you need, instructions can be followed on your computer or mobile device (or printed if desired)
  • Make them for any of your friends!
  • Prints on standard 8.5″ x 11″ printer paper.

Experience Level Confident Beginner with Intermediate options

Language: English

Measurements: US Standard Units

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Size When Complete

About 6 Inches tall

"If you are looking for a FUN and quick pin cushion, look no further! Easy to follow instructions that any skill level can follow. You'll want to add these cute little cacti everywhere in your home!"
Megan Kennedy
"The pin cushion was a joy to make, it turned out so cute! It will definitely be having a place of honor next to my sewing machine. The instructions are well written and the pictures are extremely helpful, thank you for a truly professional and wonderful pattern."
Sharlyn Ashcraft
The pin cushion was so very easy, fast, cute...and will definitely come in handy on any sewers desk!I will definitely make more! You can't have just one!!!"
Elizabeth Moore
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Copyright and Terms

This pattern and tutorial is copyright protected.  It cannot be shared, sold, redistributed, copied, etc, in any manner in whole or in part.  A full copyright statement is in the tutorial. You may make items from this pattern to sell on a small ‘home crafter’ scale.  I request that credit be given to Rustic Horseshoe for the design on any items sold.  This is detailed in the tutorial.  I greatly appreciate your honesty and adherence to my copyright and terms, I have put a lot of hard work into not only the creation of my design, but the creation of this pattern and tutorial.

12 reviews for Sonora Saguaro Cactus Pin Cushion Sewing Pattern and Tutorial DIGITAL PDF

  1. Anusha krishnamurthy

    The cactus pincushion is such a quick and easy sew . Looks absolutely adorable on my sewing table . I also made one as a decor piece for my shelf . It makes a nice gift too .
    The instructions are as always brilliant. I love the check points in the instructions and the tiny snippets of information is interesting.

  2. Maddie Allen

    This pattern was a joy to complete! Directions are very thorough, and the end result is an adorably prickly cactus! Perfect for my sewing room or even as regular decor!

  3. Rachael

    Rena has done it again another fantastic pattern. Easy to follow instructions fun practical and original product.
    If you haven’t sewn one of these patterns before you won’t be disappointed.

  4. Elizabeth Moore

    You have out done yourself again!! I sew by hand and the pin cushion was so very easy, Fast, cute..and will definitely come in handy on any sewers desk! Or as a decorative addition to your home. I have to admit once I made one I couldn’t stop. This pattern is a must have!

  5. Natalie Stalcup

    Rena has done it again! Her patterns are truly deceptively easy. I love that the instructions are easy to understand and it’s nice to see the pictures for each step. I have had fun making the cactus pin cushion and adding embellishments as I go. I am making several to give as gifts for my sewing friends.

  6. Jennifer Epp

    This is a simple,quick and fun pattern! Although it’s a pin cushion it’s cute enough to leave the sewing room and hang out anywhere in the house!

  7. Sharlyn

    The pin cushion was a joy to make, it turned out so cute! It will definitely be having a place of honor next to my sewing machine. The instructions are well written and the pictures are extremely helpful, thank you for a truly professional and wonderful pattern

  8. Vivian Baer

    Another fabulous and easy to follow pattern! Rena is a rockstar with her creativity which inspires makers to bump it up a notch!
    Whether you go big or small, hand or machine stitched each piece is a perfect fit to the previous one.
    Thank you Rena for yet another fun pattern!

  9. Tracy Pitt

    If you want to make a pin cushion to start your sewing experience than this is the one for you. The instructions come with pictures making it super easy to follow, whether you hand sew or use a machine you will love making this little cutie. Add eyes and a mouth for a funny little one or make it look realistic the choice is yours.

  10. Vera Bering

    I highly recommend that you try this pattern, the instructions are clear and there are pictures of every step to help! I love the two that I made and see many more for gifts to come with cute pins. I also tried the cushion and it turned out wonderfully. So soft and fluffy. I can’t wait to try the floor model next for my patio!

  11. Ashley Johnson

    This may be the most professional patterns I own. The tutorial is easy to follow. The layout is clear and the pictures are priceless. There is bonus content too with cute tips and décor ideas. I feel confident that anyone with a sewing machine and basic skills could feel accomplished with this pattern.

  12. Kellie Walker

    I made the adorable pincushion! Her directions are wonderful! I struggle with patterns and yet hers are easy to follow and she includes plenty of pictures to help keep you on track. It is a great pattern and the designer is amazing!

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