I love cake, I love sewing and I drop pins everywhere.. so these cupcake pincushions may just be my ideal make! I actually ran a Crafternoon Cabaret Club making these bad boys last year and I think they’re so cute and fun; they’re also a great craft for using up fabric offcuts which is high high high on my agenda this year.
You Will Need
- White/light coloured Felt for your icing
- Coloured fabric
- Toy stuffing to fill
- Needle and Thread
- Craft Glue
- Silicone cupcake cases
Step One: Cut your fabric
Cut a circle out of your fabric – mine were 18cm in diameter (very specific as I drew around a bowl to make my template). Now cut out a shape a bit like a puddle from your felt – this will be your icing on the top. Mine were about 5-6cm across.
Step Two: Decorate
Sew your icing into the centre of your fabric with running stitch and matching thread. Now sew beads or buttons into the centre of the felt – these are your cupcake toppings. You can have loads of fun with these: big beads to look like glacier cherries, tiny seed beads to look like sprinkles, as many as you want.
Step Three: Stitch it up
Using running stitch loosely sew all the way around the edge of your circle of fabric – when you reach the end pull on the thread to gather your fabric up into a pouch. Now stuff this pouch with toy filling until it has a lovely round shape and sits nicely in your cupcake case. When you’re happy sew a few more stitches across the base to hold the filling in and knot your thread to secure.
Step Four: Glue
Squeeze your glue into the base of your cupcake cases and stick your cupcake into position. Now add your pins and away you go!