As you know, I am a novice sewer, therefore am in the process of acquiring all the necessary, and unnecessary, supplies and tools for the craft. Thanks to Mama I have much of the essential things, but I have found that I am constantly needing a pincushion!
I found this tutorial by Kim at My Go-Go Life. Since I am considering using the Cathedral Window pattern when I make a quilt for my parents (Mama's requested Christmas present lol), I decided pincushions would be a great way to practice :) I highly recommend Kim's tutorial. I didn't have a bit of problem following along and the results are gorgeous (and very functional), don't you think? I filled mine with rice, since it's ultra cheap and I like pincushion it creates more than batting (plus no shedding). I followed the tutorial to a tee on the first one (back button not being a shank-style button excepted), but on the second one I didn't do a seam on the backing (not the easiest place to fill the pincushion when using rice), instead I left a small hole on side for turning and filling and then used the same ladder stitch to close it up in the end. I love both of them :)
If you make one, please share! Also, Kim has a Flickr Group set up for sharing, as well, so that she can see.