DIY: Cupcake Pincushions

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
  • Buttons/beads
  • 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.

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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.

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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!


Happy Crafting!


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