This week, I got to play with the fun Walk in the Woods fabrics from Jennifer Jangles. I used them to make two super-cute pincushions from the Jennifer Jangles pattern line!

Jennifer Jangles Patterns and fabric


First – the fabrics! These fabrics are super cute, together or as blenders. I will be tucking the extras into a special corner of my stash… they have great patterns for modern or more contemporary projects.

The patterns are equally cute. If you’re looking for a simple pin cushion, the birthday cake pin cushion pattern is a winner. Not a lot of pieces, and lots of ways that you can embellish it to customize it for yourself, or to give as a gift.

jennifer jangles pin cushion

I did make one simple change to the pattern when making the birthday cake pin cushion. I glued the icing yo-yos and candles on with Thermoweb Liquid Fabric Fuse glue. It worked great! And took almost no time at all! The next time I make this pattern, I might forgo sewing the embellishments on, and glue them on with Thermoweb Fabric Fuse instead! So simple!

glue on candles and icing

I also made the Pretty Bird Pin Cushion. This has a few more pieces, but isn’t that much work than the birthday cake. I had fun making the wings, tail, and breast a different color than the body. This pin cushion is great for a scrappy look!

jennifer jangles bird pin cushion

I used Heatnbond® Interfacing on one side of each wing and the tail, and on both sides of the feet, to give it extra support.

fusible on pincushion parts

These pincushions were both super cute and simple to make – you could make both in a day, or one in an afternoon if you like!


Be sure to join us all this week as we share projects featuring Jennifer Jangles new for fall fabric collection, A Walk in the Woods and her new pattern book!

We’re also giving you a chance to win! Simply follow the Rafflecopter to enter to win a copy of her new book AND a huge stack of her new fabrics!

Plus we’ll include some of our new HeatnBond® EZ Print Sheets, Liquid Fabric Fuse™, HeatnBond® Fusible Fleece and some other must have products to help you recreate the ideas we share! 

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12 Comments on Jennifer Jangles Birthday Cake Pincushions

  1. judys
    September 30, 2014 at 3:30 pm (7 years ago)

    Love these little pincushions – I think I might just be getting a bit of an addiction to pincushions!

  2. Kim Santre
    September 30, 2014 at 4:27 pm (7 years ago)

    What I like mostly about fall is the smell of falling crisp leaves, comfort foods, getting ready for Halloween and then Thanksgiving and deciding what to make for Xmas gifts.and using the flannel rag quilts made for using on a rainy day to watch a good love story

  3. marylouh
    September 30, 2014 at 5:32 pm (7 years ago)

    the birthday cake is darling. Will make a great decoration for the table and a fun decoration for the future. thanks for sharing.

  4. Bertha G
    September 30, 2014 at 7:38 pm (7 years ago)

    I love the cool crisp air in the Fall and of course – OSU Cowboys football!!

  5. Robin B.
    September 30, 2014 at 8:09 pm (7 years ago)

    These are so cute! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Denise Bryant
    October 2, 2014 at 1:59 pm (7 years ago)

    Fun project! It would make a sweet gift for my sewing pals!
    I love the crisp, cool feel in the air that fall brings!

  7. Anita Mulcahey
    October 3, 2014 at 9:25 am (7 years ago)

    Fabulous projects with gorgeous fabrics.

  8. Vanessa B
    October 3, 2014 at 10:38 am (7 years ago)

    The cooler weather, the fall colors, my birthday…I could go on and on 🙂 Thank You!!!

  9. Ellen Barth
    October 3, 2014 at 10:41 am (7 years ago)

    I love the beautiful fall colors!

  10. Judith
    October 3, 2014 at 2:17 pm (7 years ago)

    I love all of the bright colors of fall, especially red!!! I would love to make Jennifer’s ideas into her fabric. I love her bright fabrics and designs. Thanks for the chance to win.

  11. Terri C
    October 3, 2014 at 8:02 pm (7 years ago)

    These are darling!love the fabric too.

  12. Cheryl B
    October 4, 2014 at 2:10 pm (7 years ago)

    I like Fall for the colors of the trees, the crispness in the air, fresh apples and cider from the orchard.