Cupcake Pincushion

Posted by jackiewhite on Friday, August 17th, 2012

Hi there, I am Jackie from Jackie's Art Quilts!

Today I am going to show you how to make this scrumptious looking cupcake pincushion.   Warning:  You will not be able to make just one.   These are the best for gift giving, create with children, and just to have fun and let your creativity go!


2 fat eighths, one for base and one for top ( I used fabric from 'An Apple Of My Eye' and 'Good Life Cottons'

cardboard coffee cup  (can recycle a used one, just rinse out and dry)


white glue

hot glue gun

trims - from Riley Blake such as mini pompoms, buttons, ric rac



Cut coffee cup 2" from bottom.


From your base fabric, cut out a rectangle 4" x 9".   Fold over one 4" end 1/2" and glue down.


Place cup on wrong side of base fabric and trace out the bottom of cup.   Cut out 1/8" inside the line.   Set aside.  

Put glue all around outside of cup, 1/2" on inside of cup from the top, and on the bottom.

Starting at the opposite end of the folded edge, place cup in centre and roll fabric around tucking edges in top and bottom as you go.   Smooth out any wrinkles.  


Glue circle onto bottom of cup.


Set aside to dry.

From the fabric used for the top, place right sides together.   Trace out a 6 1/2" circle.  It doesn't have to be exact, I used a dessert plate that was 6  1/4".


Sew on the line, completely around.  Trim, and on the back make a 2" slit and turn right sides out.


Stuff circle till about 1 3/4" high, about the height of your favourite donut. Slipstitch the opening closed.


Glue pompom trim around top of  cup base and buttons onto side of base.  Stuff the cupcake top into the base, letting the sides spill over as desired.   Glue button on top.



If you want to add the ric rac, once you have traced your circle, place the ric rac between the two layers of fabric and pin at the edges.   



 Now go and have some fun! 

Category: Pincushions


  1. This is adorable! Thank you for sharing.
    by Kate
    August 17th, 2012 at 6:28 a.m.
  2. These are so cute! My daughter has a thing for cupcake fabric. I am making her some for her birthday.
    by Joyce Mosby
    August 17th, 2012 at 9:43 a.m.
  3. This is so cute; I've got to make one!
    by Shirley
    August 17th, 2012 at 10:48 a.m.
  4. Too cute!!! Thanks for sharing. This is MY kind of 'baking'
    by lynn
    August 18th, 2012 at 4:25 p.m.
  5. Wow - these are right up my alley! Such a clever way to do the bottom. Thanks so much for sharing!
    by Quilted Cupcake Jean
    August 18th, 2012 at 5:26 p.m.
  6. OMG! Brilliant Idea.
    by Judy
    August 20th, 2012 at 11:46 a.m.
  7. Cute and easy to make. Thank you for sharing!
    by Jadeheart
    August 23rd, 2012 at 10:10 a.m.

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