~ How To Projects ~

Chocolates & Tea Cup Pin Cushions

Make a coffee cup / teacup pin cushion or a box of chocolates pin cushion set that looks so real it will make you want to eat them.


Go To All Projects ~ Click Here

Click below for more
Craft Projects and Patterns


~ Projects By Theme ~








Get this entire project
WITHOUT
Ads, Banners, Logo or Margins

The PDF Version contains all instructions and patterns to make both the box of chocolates and the coffee / tea cup pin cushions.

Purchase the Ad Free / Easy Print PDF Version for only $1.49


AOK Corral Craft and Gift Bazaar
AOK Corral HomeCraft ProjectsFamily Activities

How To Projects > Sewing > Teacup Pin Cushion Pattern

Teacup / Coffee Pin Cushion

Chocolates & Coffee / Tea Cup
Pin Cushion Patterns
~
January 2013


© Copyright 2013 by AOK Corral Craft and Gift Bazaar All rights reserved.
These projects are for your personal use only and may not be republished or copied.



You may Print this page as it is ...OR...
Purchase the Easy Print Version for $1.49
The Easy Print Version contains all instructions and patterns to make both the box of chocolates and the coffee / tea cup pin cushions.

Bookmark or Share with Friends!
Bookmark and Share

Materials Needed:
  • Coffee cup or Tea cup
  • Brown flannel fabric
  • White fleece fabric
  • For pin cushion filling: polyfil or cotton stuffing, sand, and sawdust
  • Teaspoon
  • Needle and thread
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Good craft glue that dries clear
  • Ruler and marking pencil
  • Measuring spoon tsp.

Make the cup pin cushion:

  1. Measure the top diameter of the cup you will be using.
  2. Cut a piece of brown fabric that measures 10 inches square.
  3. Place your teacup or coffee cup upside down in the center of the square (fabric right side up).
  4. Take a fabric marking pencil, measure and mark half of the diameter measurement from the edge of the cup all around to create a marked circle.
  5. Thread your sewing needle so that you have at least 30 35 inches of doubled thread. (No knots needed.)
  6. Do a long running stitch around the marked circle, leave several inches of thread at each end for pulling the fabric together in a coming step.
  7. Get a small bowl and some measuring spoons to make the pin cushion filling, measure and place into the bowl, 3 parts sawdust and 1 part sand. Mix together.
  8. Cut one 5 inch square pieces of fabric and put 2 tbsp. of filling mixture in the center.
  9. Fold both the top and bottom edges of the fabric square over the mixture, then fold in both side edges as much as possible and pin the layers together. Stitch the layers together and remove the pins.
  10. Turn the fabric so that wrong side is facing up (ends of thread from running stitch are on the right side). Place some polyfil in the center of the circle, and then put your filling packet onto the polyfil in the center with the wrapped edges facing you.
  11. Hold in place and begin pulling the thread ends from the running stitch to gather the fabric around the filling. Hold threads tightly and then wrap them tightly around and around the base of the filling until you reach the end of the thread.
  12. Put the filled fabric ball into the cup to check for a fit.
    • The fabric ball should touch all sides of the cup. (If it does not, you may need to open it back up and add a bit more polyfil.)
    • The top of the fabric ball should not be higher than the top edge of the cup. (If you have a shallow cup and the fabric ball will not stay below the top edge of the cup, you can cut off some of the excess gathered fabric. If you have a deep cup and the fabric ball sits too low in the cup, you can add some additional fabric scraps below the fabric ball to raise it to the right height.
  13. Once you have the right fit, slip a small spoon into the cup if you wish and then add a thick line of glue around the inside of the cup and just below the top edge of the fabric ball so that the glue is hidden from view. Let the glue dry completely.
  14. To create a dollop of whipped cream for the coffee, cut a piece of white fleece fabric that measures 10-12 inches long and 3/4 inch wide on one end, tapering down to nothing but a point on the other end.
  15. Roll up the fabric, starting at the 3/4 inch end and rolling toward the point.
  16. Tuck the point under the dollop, add some glue to the center of the coffee and place the dollop on top.

Done!
Make a teacup pin cushion for your sewing room or for a friend.

© Copyright 2013 by AOK Corral Craft and Gift Bazaar.  All rights reserved.

You may Print this page as it is ...OR...
Purchase the Easy Print Version for $1.49
The Easy Print Version contains all instructions and patterns to make both the box of chocolates and the coffee / tea cup pin cushions.










| Home | Craft Projects & Patterns | Family Activities |
| Sitemap | Contact Us |

© Copyright 1998 - 2017 AOK Corral Craft and Gift Bazaar - All rights reserved