Making a Tea Cup Pincushion

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Pincushions are a necessity for many crafters. Making your own is a craft in itself. One lovely way to design a pincushion is to use a pretty tea cup and saucer. These cushions make a nice addition to your craft area or unusual gifts. This is a page about making a tea cup pincushion.

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January 25, 2018

Tea Cup Pin Cushion - finished cushioonHere is a cute and decorative way to use and display pins.

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1


  • cup and saucer
  • foam filling
  • fabric
  • glue gun
  • pins
  • tape
Tea Cup Pin Cushion
Tea Cup Pin Cushion - foam packing material


  1. Take your foam (packing foam) and form a ball and secure with tape until you can wrap with fabric.
  2. Tea Cup Pin Cushion - ball of foam
  3. Cut your fabric approximately 6in x 6in. Before wrapping your foam ball, place in your cup to check fit. Remove. Wrap with fabric holding the ends.
  4. Tea Cup Pin Cushion - scissors and fabric
    Tea Cup Pin Cushion - fabric wrapped foam

  5. With your glue gun begin filling the bottom and sides of your cup with hot glue.
  6. Tea Cup Pin Cushion - adding glue
  7. Then inert your foam covered fabric as snug as you can get it down in your cup.
  8. Add pins
  9. Tea Cup Pin Cushion
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February 22, 2011

Old tea cup crafted into pincushion.

cushion with pins in place and small scissors

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February 17, 2016

This is a craft idea for taking a vintage shabby chic cup from a small collection and turning it into a functional art piece; a pin cushion!

Shabby Chic Pin Cushion

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February 6, 2020

Add a crocheted topper to a batting filled tea cup to make a lovely crochet tea cup pincushion. This would make a nice gift to a friend that sews.

pin cushion

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November 1, 2011

This is a page about making a cupcake pincushion. This is not your traditional tomato shaped pin cushion. Making a pin cushion in the shape of a cupcake is a cute easy craft project.


These useful sewing accessories can be made for yourself or as a gift.

Pins and needles stuck into an almost unseen pin cushion.

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