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Easy Teacup Pincushion Patterns
Online Tutorials For How To Make an Easy Teacup Pincushion
Unique and creative pincushions seem to be all the rage in the crafting world today! The teacup pincushion has been around for awhile, but the simple design has been reworked over and over to make some of the most beautiful decorative pieces.
Since everyone seems to make things just a little different and crafters tend to have their own unique style, I have included many teacup pincushion tutorials on this page. You may find just what you're looking for in the first link...but I encourage you to look around and see all of the original ideas that are floating around in cyberspace. It just might spark an idea that no one has tried yet!
These simple projects are also very fun for children and the end product is a piece they will truly be proud of, so let their creativity soar!
Have fun creating your own one-of-a-kind teacup pincushion!
Free Online Teacup Pincushion Tutorials
More Free Teacup Pincushion Patterns
- How-To Tuesdays: Vintage Teacup Pincushion | Make: | MAKE: Craft
Search thrift stores and yard sales for orphaned teacups
- How to Make a Teacup Pincushion
What can be more charming than a pretty flower and a teacup?
- Teacup Pincushions & Video | Martha Stewart
A cozy use for old wool sweaters
A Fun Idea:
Go a step further with your teacup pincushion craft by gluing the matching saucer to the bottom of the teacup. You can keep small spools of thread, buttons or safety pins on the saucer rim! Cute and practical!
A fun recycling or upcycling project
It is fun to search thrift shops, antique stores and yard sales for orphaned tea cups to use in this recycling project! There are always an abundance of mugs, tea cups and saucers in an endless array of designs and colors. These teacup pincushions are also easy enough to make with kids and to give as gifts for Christmas, Mother's Day or birthdays!
More Free Teacup Pincushion Tutorials
- The Victoria Sampler: Free Teacup Pincushion Pattern
- Teacup Pincushion with Scrub Bud
Scrub Bud inside keeps needles and pins sharp! Genius!
- Teacup Saucer Pincushion Tutorial
Sew a Scrub Bud into the middle of your pincushions...the metal sharpens your pins every time you push them in!
A Hidden Sharpener
During the assembly of your pincushion, bury one of these Scrub Buds in the middle of your padding and then continue as usual. Every time you push a pin or a needle into the cushion, it will be automatically sharpened for its next use! This is a nifty little trick I learned that is easy to do and gives much added benefit to your pincushion project!
Scrub Buds...for sharper pins and needles!
No Sew Pincushion Tutorial
Fun Idea for Extra Income
These teacup pincushions would be a fun idea for a flea market or craft show table. They are fast and easy to make so you could build up an inventory very quickly. Plus, they can be customized in so many fun ways! Search yard sales, thrift stores and flea markets for vintage or unique tea cups and matching saucers for cheap. This could be a low-cost product that could reap excellent profits!
You can find handmade pincushions like the ones on this page from sellers at Etsy.com and other marketplaces online. They are handy to have around and super cute so buyers are more likely to stop and take a look!
Embellish Your Teacup Pincushion
with handmade teabag tags and beautiful ornate pins!
Embellish Your Teacup Pincushion - Custom Handmade Teabag Tags
The tutorial below walks you through making a cute little crocheted tag to embellish your tea cup. You could also make a more traditional paper tag out of scrapbook materials or even go to the kitchen and steal a tag off of your favorite teabag! Simply secure the tag with a quick stitch or a sewing needle. Adorable!
- Handmade Teabag Tag Tutorial
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