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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 guide about making a tea cup pincushion.
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February 22, 2011

Old tea cup crafted into pincushion.

Approximate Time: 1 evening

Supplies:

Instructions:

Glue cup to saucer. I usually do that the night before to let the glue dry thoroughly.

With the scrap of material, place a dessert plate on it. Trace around plate and cut on lines. 1/4 inch from edge do a running stitch. Pull the stitching, making it into a small circle, this is known as a yoyo.

Stuff until it is the size needed to fit into the teacup. Glue in place.

Glue lace edging around rim of cup. Group several hat pins, anchoring a needle threader, or whatever things you may want to decorate with. I then wrap in cellophane or it is also pretty wrapped in tulle. Add bow or pretty ribbon. Makes such a pretty gift!

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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!

Total Time: 1/2 hr.

Supplies:

  • cup and saucer
  • fabric
  • cushion foam
  • glue gun
  • pins
  • purchased doily, optional

Steps:

  1. Cut foam and fabric to size to fit snugly inside of cup.
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  3. Test fit and then remove from the cup and wrap foam in fabric. Cover with purchased doily if using.
  4. With your hot glue gun put a generous amount of hot glue around the bottom and side of the cup.
  5. Place your wrapped foam snugly inside of cup and press down for a tight fit. And done!
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January 25, 2018

Here is a cute and decorative way to use and display pins.

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November 1, 20110 found this helpful

This is a guide 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.

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