Marie Antoinette’s shoe. Pincushion DIY

It is no secret that the unique style of Marie Antoinette inspires a lot of people for several centuries. We tend to forget her unenviable role in the history and sad fate, because first of all we enjoy her updo, amazing clothes and gorgeous shoes and slippers.

Gorgeous Marie Antoinette by Martin van Meytens, 1767
Shots from the film Sofia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette”
Authentic shoes of Marie Antoinette
Contemporary Marie Antoinette’s style shoes

Look at this cute pincushion styled like Marie Antoinette’s shoe

You can make the same with my instructions.

You need to have:

  • Fabrics for sole, for shoe side and for pincushion top

  • A small piece of plastic or cardboard (optional)

  • Pencil

  • Needle and threads for sewing

  • Scissors

  • Material for filling

  • Lace, ribbon, button, bead, buckle, brooch… whatever you like to decorate shoe

Just click on the image with the pattern and it will open in a new tab in high resolution

You need to do:

Cut the pattern pieces out and apply a pencil contour to the fabricCut the details out of matching fabrics. If you want the shoe be more stable make ​​inserts for the sole and heel (plastic or cardboard)Neatly sew correct details together except pincushion topPut filling into the shoe and then sew pincushion top

After that, you can decorate the shoe as you like. Mostly I choose lace and ribbon, which I pull in ruffles, and sew a small button, imitating gem

Here is finished pincushion:

And variations:M A ShoesM A Shoes2M A Shoes1

This pincushion-shoe seems so cute and really recalls the style of Marie Antoinette!


Big framed pincushion

I just fell in love with this frame from IKEA. So I immediately decided hang it in my small craft room. These cute knobs are great for hanging my scissors. And inside the frame I made a big pincushion.There is nothing easier than to make framed pincushion.

You need to have:

  • Frame

  • Fabric

  • Batting

  • Scotch tape

You need to do:

Cut your fabric out and place it into the frame. Lay your fabric face down and place a batting in the center. Then put on top the cushion back and fix the end of your fabric with a scotch tape. This frame has a piece of plastic instead of glass, so I just used that as my cushion backAfter that just put frame’s back lid and your wonderful big pincushion is ready to use!

Here’s how it works! Love it!

Framed pincushion

I’ve met pincushion in frame several times in the Networks and so I decided to do it myself! If you have all materials the w
ork should take no more than ten minutes, so let’s get started quickly!

You need to have:

  • Small frame

  • Fabric

  • Needle and thread (or glue)

  • Filler

You need to do:

Open the frame. Put fabric into it and then fill it with filler. Cover all with frame’s lid or glass and align the edges of fabric. You can sew or glue them. Close the frame lid

That’s it!I admit this pincushion looks great in the interior and really handy to use. And it can be a great gift!