Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Teacup Pincushion

I love the daintiness and sweetness of a teacup. Unfortunately, I don't drink much hot tea-- I do drink massive amounts of coffee out of behemoth coffee mugs, but nope-- no tea.  I once saw on a craft blog how you could make a pincushion out of a teacup, so I thought I'd try it. So easy, and so cute!

Step one-- find a pretty little teacup. I found mine at Value Village for 99 cents.

Step two-- trace a circle a bit bigger than the rim of the cup out of a scrap of fabric.  I found this scrap of vintage fabric with a tea-themed print-- how perfect!

Step three-- sew a running stitch around the perimeter of the circle of fabric. Pull the thread to cinch the material, and then stuff with polyfill or whatever type of filling you'd like. Hot glue the stuffed fabric to the inside of the teacup and there you have it-- an adorable, unique pincushion!

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