Top 5 Biscornu Tutorials online

Top 5 Biscornu Tutorials online

Biscornu pincushions are all the rage. Since I shared 2 TAST stitches last week  here are the 5 top tutorials that show you how to make a Biscornu.

Biscornus can be any size – even the size of cushions. Other popular uses are as a scissor fob, or tree ornament. Some Biscornus are made using an even weave fabric, featuring a cross stitch pattern but others are made of quilting fabric and of course you could use 2 crazy quilt blocks.

The French word loosely means ‘odd-shaped’ or  ‘horned’ or or ‘complicated and bizarre’ and refers to their quirky look.

RedCattEtsy has produced a video tutorial on You Tube for a Biscornu that uses Aida as its fabric

Also On You tube, Debbie Shore demonstrates how to make a Biscornu cushion. This is a very clear demonstration because it Debbie has scaled the biscornu up to cushion size.

Rissa Peace Root has a comprehensive tutorial on Biscornu Basics with each step photographed and explained.

Save the stitches on the Nordic Needle website has a very good tutorial on Biscornu which includes things to consider when choosing a design

Over on Made by Eva there is a very clear tutorial on how to make a Biscornu pincushion

Many of the Freehand embroidery patterns on this website are very suitable for Biscorno patterns


  1. Thank you for the links, Sharon. The geometry nerd in my has been intrigued by biscornu since first I saw them. I’ve always thought they’d make nice pillows as well as pincushions, and I see that at least one of the YouTube tutorials shows a pillow-sized one.

    Triche Osborne

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