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another pin cushion

Here is another great teacup pin cushion I made. This one is a bit more modern looking. The teacup is quite big so plenty of surface to put your pins. I sell a variety of styles and sizes in these teacup pin cushions.






Hello everybody,

Welcome to my first blog post on my new site String and Scissors.  This site supports my Etsy shop, naturally called String and Scissors which you can visit here. I will also be sharing with you some of the things I make as well as how to make them, so stop by regularly and see what’s new.

I love art and crafts, all of it, so I am sure I will have something to share that interests you. First up, this lovely little teacup pin cushion.  I made this to house my gorgeous vintage hat pin collection (well, part of it anyway).  Hope you enjoy it.



Do you want to make one yourself?  If so, read below. for the instructions.

1. Find a teacup that you like. These can be found at charity shops or flea markets.  It is better if it has a wide mouth.

2. Buy a foam ball. I brought mine in a dollar store, a packet of four cost $3.  They are four inches/17mm in size. If you have a small mouthed tea cup you will need a smaller ball. It needs to fit snugly.

3. Cover the ball in fabric. You can use any sort of fabric that you have in your stash.

4. Put glue around the inside edge of the cup.  I use a strong glue but you could use a glue gun. Put the covered ball in firmly into the cup. It should fit snugly.

5. Add trim around the edge as desired.  You can add a bow or some item to cover the join of the trim using a glue gun.

6. You now have a beautiful pin cushion.

If you don’t collect hat pins like I do you can still use this in your sewing room or just decoratively around your house. They are so pretty.  I made the one above on Friday night and got up the next day and made another one.  I think i shall definitely be making some more!

Alternatively, if you live in Brisbane Australia, you can find me at the markets where I sell them at my stall.  (Market dates are listed on this page)

cheers, Debra