While perusing the internets the other day, I came across some cute pictures of pincushions made from fancy teacups. That looks easy and useful I thought as I knocked the box of pins from the sewing table once again! Fast forward to me having to update tons of software on a seldom used ancient but fully operational laptop, and with all the sitting about waiting I thought I’d give pincushion making a go.
The teacup is from Goodwill and was 98 cents. The fabric is a scrap, the stuffing was a leftover and the instructions I used are here. I used a 10″ dinner plate as a circle template, added basting stitch by machine and just stuffed up the pouf. When it was as stuffed as I could get it, I knotted off the threads. I don’t have a glue gun but I do have reusable mounting tape (I used it to stick a bracket bit back onto my car stereo – shut up it worked). I used a couple pieces of the mounting stuff and shoved the pouf in with great enthusiasm. Works just fine so perhaps I should retire the taped together white box of pins that I bought at the FIT bookstore when I was a student?