There are many examples of pincushion patterns, ranging from gingerbread men to eyeballs to cupcakes to fruit. Many sewing and quilting sites - such as the Sewing Loft Blog, All Free Sewing, TipNut and All People Quilt - offer compiled lists of patterns in a huge variety of color, shape, style and size. An essential tool for any sewist, pincushions can be simple, complex, large, small, standalone or attachable to wrists or fingers.
The Sewing Loft Blog offers a list of and links to 100 patterns for pincushions, including both free and paid patterns. These patterns are organized by category and do not have pictures. All Free Sewing offers patterns for 30 pincushions, including a strawberry, a zombie and a miniature cupcake. The patterns are also organized by category. The website provides pictures of some of the pincushions.
TipNut's over 50 pincushion patterns include a country mouse, a ladybug and a felt wristwatch. The patterns are not organized by category, but they do have pictures and notes stating from which outside source the pattern has been collected. All People Quilt offers a slideshow of 17 different pincushion patterns, which are downloadable straight from the slideshow along with pictures of each completed pincushion.