This super quick DIY will have you searching the charity shops for cups and saucers to upcycle in to handy pincushions. Perfect to keep your pins and needles in order and the saucer is great for holding buttons!
You will need:
- A teacup and saucer
- Scrap of material
- Toy stuffing
- Fabric glue
- Super glue
- Needle and thread
- Decorative trim (optional)
The size of the cushion will depend on the size of your cup, this cup is on the small side at 7cm across the top.
Place the fabric face down and use the saucer to mark out a circle, add approximately 5cm allowance around the saucer to make the circle bigger, in this case about 20cm across. For a larger cup you'll need a larger circle.
Use a basic running stitch to sew around the edge of the circle of fabric, this will be hidden inside the cup later so doesn't need to be your best sewing. Gather the edges of the fabric circle by pulling the thread through and begin to stuff with the toy stuffing, add enough stuffing to make a nice bouncy cushion. Pull the thread tight to close up the end and fasten off.
Apply a line of fabric glue along the inside edge and another 1cm lower. Pop the cushion in the cup and adjust to the required depth, I wanted quite a high cushion so didn't push it in to far.
You can leave it there or add some decorative trim. Use the fabric glue again and apply a thin line of glue to the edge of the cushion, then stick on the trim.
Finally use the super glue to fix the cup to the saucer, gel based glue is great for precision gluing around the base of the cup.
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