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Making a Tea Cup Pincushion

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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January 25, 2018

Here 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


  1. Take your foam (packing foam) and form a ball and secure with tape until you can wrap with fabric.
  2. 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.
  3. With your glue gun begin filling the bottom and sides of your cup with hot glue.
  4. Then inert your foam covered fabric as snug as you can get it down in your cup.
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  6. Add pins
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February 22, 2011

Old tea cup crafted into pincushion.

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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!

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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.


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

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