Teacup Pincushion with Tutorial

Want to make your own pin cushion? This design from Mrs M Makes is (I think) the best one I’ve seen yet. I made my own heart-shaped pin cushion a long time ago when I first started sewing, but after seeing this I think it’s time for an upgrade!

Mrs M Makes

I needed a new pincushion, so I decided to make myself one. This is how to do it:

First of all you need a teacup. As you know, my favourite colour is purple:

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A saucer is nice, but not essential.
It doesnโ€™t have to cost much. I got my cup and saucer from a charity shop for not much at all:

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To make your teacup pincushion you need to find some fabric that goes with the pattern on your cup. I used purple felt.

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You need to cut a circle of fabric bigger than your saucer if you have one โ€“ I use a side plate. Your circle needs to be at least an inch larger in diameter than your cup.

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Sew running stitch around the edge of your circle, leaving thread hanging at both ends. If you are using a patterned fabric, the ends of your thread both needโ€ฆ

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