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Felt and Fabric Cupcake Pincushion Tutorials

Updated on September 28, 2015
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Marie (aka CraftyMarie) has written hundreds of craft pages across the Internet. She writes many fun tutorials mostly for adult crafters.

Make Deliciously Sweet Cupcake Pincushions with Felt and Fabric Tutorials

I really enjoy absolutely anything cupcake, whether it's the edible kind or not! If you're a bit of a sweet treat addict like me and you enjoy crafting on that theme, this page gives ideas on making your own cupcake pincushions for yourself or to gift to friends or family too. These are really fun makes and most of the projects featured here are pretty easy and quick for you to do.

An adorable handmade item like this will make a really cute gift for someone who loves sweet things as well as sewing and crafts in general. You'll find tutorials listed here, some of which I've enjoyed using myself and there are also some how to videos so you can instantly see how to create these pincushions further down the page. Have fun!

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Easy Peasy Felt Cupcake Pincushions - Very little sewing experience required to make these cupcakes!

Easy Felt Cupcake Pincushions
Easy Felt Cupcake Pincushions

You can select the image above or the link here to visit a favorite Felt Cupcake Pincushion Tutorial. I have followed this idea to make my daughter some cute play food for her kitchen because it's an easy project to follow and involves only a little bit of stitching. Since not much sewing is involved and they're quick to make, you can use them for making a batch of gifts or for items needed for a charity stall or fundraiser event. How cute are these things! They really look good enough to eat and make sewing pins look so pretty.

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A Tip on Making Felt or Fabric Pincushions

You shouldn't do this with toy play food for kids but for making actual pin cushions, you'll want to make the base of the item a bit heavier (less prone to sliding across a table and more sturdy and practical) by popping a suitably sized stone or pebble into the bottom and wrapping this in fabric or toy stuffing inside the design. This will just add some weight to your little cake and stop it from being knocked off a table too easily when you're grabbing pins in a hurry.

More Cupcake Pincushion Tutorials

Since I love my cupcake crafts, I often search around for new projects that I can do so here are some more of my favorites that I'm sharing for you to enjoy.

30 Great Felt Projects in this Book

Learn how to make some incredibly sweet felt cupcakes and 29 other projects that you can create from felt or by recycling some old wool sweaters. This would make a super gift for yourself (why not!) or for someone who is getting in to crafting and wants cute projects to make.

Warm Fuzzies: 30 Sweet Felted Projects
Warm Fuzzies: 30 Sweet Felted Projects

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Make Your Own Cute DIY Version

How To Make Adorable Cakes from Fabric - Make Your Own Display Pieces and Gifts!

Check out this great tutorial on making your own cupcake pin cushion with YouTube Videos.

Cupcakes!: 30+ Yummy Projects to Sew, Quilt, Knit & Bake
Cupcakes!: 30+ Yummy Projects to Sew, Quilt, Knit & Bake

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Sweet Cakes to Sew, Bake and Knit!

If you're looking to make soft pretend food for kids to enjoy with their toy kitchens and role play or you just want some really sweet and tempting crafty makes, here's a couple of great books that give you projects to try. I hope you've enjoyed reading my lens or article today, thanks for your visit. Come and do some more themed crafting below or leave me a comment.

I Really Love My Cupcake Crafts

Handmade cupcake cards mosaic
Handmade cupcake cards mosaic

My Felt Cupcake Pin Tutorial with Template

Feel free to leave a comment or even ask a question related to this page and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. Thanks so much for dropping by. Read More of Marie's Articles >> More Articles

If you enjoyed this page, you should also enjoy my tutorial on making a shaped cupcake felt plush pin which also includes free templates to print and use too.

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      Marie 4 years ago

      @mrsclaus411: Thank you Mrs Claus

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      mrsclaus411 4 years ago

      This is a cute idea.

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      Marie 5 years ago

      @GeekGirl1: Thanks so much for visiting my Cupcake Pincushions page!

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      GeekGirl1 5 years ago

      Cute! Who said that sawing can't be delicious? I never thought this was possible LOVE THE IDEA!

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