Making Vintage Teacup Pincushions

title=”Making Vintage Teacup Pincushions”>Good Day all of my sweet friends! Thank you for coming and seeing what Anne’s Attic is up to today.

It’s a cold wet day, just right from digging out a project to have fun with. I will show you how to make these darling Vintage Teacup Pincushions. They are so easy!

I am always on the look out for teacups when I am out hunting. You can also use cute little mugs, bowls, etc.

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First of all gather everything that you will need: fabric, thread, needle, scissors, teacup, hot glue, batting for filler, embellishments.

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Cup a circle out of your fabric twice the size as the saucer that you are using. Then make a gathering stitch all around the edges. Pull the gathering strings about half way and stuff. The stuffing should be firm so that you have plenty of density to put your pins in. Pull the thread tight, knot it. I stitch it closed.

Now go to your tea-cup and hot glue the cup and saucer together. I found that hot glue works very well.
Take your ball and put the glue all around the bottom of it. Insert the ball into the cup. There that was easy right!

Now for the fun part! Embellishing! I add a little lace, pretty pins, usually anything I have around the house.

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They turned out so cute. You know I have many of these and I don’t even own one. I give them as gifts or sale them at the shop. They go fast.

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I hope that you try these, they are very useful as well as beautiful!

I have a question to all you DIY’ers out there do you start a project and then start another . . . ?

Let’s talk about this next time. Just remember that life is LOVERLY when you are doing what you love!



Thank you Gigi!

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