Tuesday, October 16, 2012

100 Days on Pins and Needles

Tea Cup or Coffee Cup Pincushion


Day 6

After an extra long weekend I am back on the trail of new pincushions and today it is a Tea Cup Pincushion. This one I purchased for myself at a craft show but I love learning new things so this project seems easy and quick to do.

Google has been my friend and today was no different, I found several good tutorials to highlight.  There are also You Tube videos that have great visual and auditory instructions I have added a link to one video below but look around and you will find many.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48s2bheqGKE

There are also other blogs that feature tutorials on how to make them that have simple and easy to follow instructions.

http://mmmcrafts.blogspot.com/2008/05/make-teacup-pincushion.html

A great website is You Can Make This, here you will find patterns of all kinds and I found a free pattern on how to make a teacup pincushion.  You have to sign up to access the free patterns but sign up is free and there are patterns for many different kinds of items  They also have patterns for sale on this site and most are fairly inexpensive.

https://www.youcanmakethis.com/products/free/free-teacup-pincushion-tutorial.htm

I didn't have a teacup so I used an inexpensive coffee mug for mine.  Since a coffee mug is deeper than a teacup or regular coffee cup I filled in part of the cup with a 1 inch Styrofoam circle that I found at a craft store.  You could probably use wadded up paper or foam peanuts or half a foam ball to take up the extra space.  Here is my creation..



All the tutorials I found were great and if you want to make your own any of the links I have listed should give you a good place to start.  If I kept every pincushion I made I would soon be overrun with pincushions so I have listed this little item in my Etsy shop.  Just click on the link under the photograph.

Have fun creating your own great designs.



3 comments:

Judy Chain said...

You have given us great links for lots of good ideas. Your coffee mug one is great!

DownHome Designs said...

Another use for those thrift store finds! Looks great, Ann!

The Quilted Kitchen said...

Love the latest pincushion. You Can Make This is a great resource. I love using their patterns.