How to Make Teacup Pin Cushions


How to Make Teacup Pin Cushions

If you've got plenty of leftover fabric scraps in your stash, why not make a DIY pincushion?

How to Make Teacup Pin Cushions

Learn how to make teacup pin cushions your mom will defnitely be trying to steal. If you've got plenty of leftover fabric scraps in your stash, why not make a DIY pincushion? These itty bitty cuties are sure to give your sewing room a vintage feel while providing one convenient storage location for all of those tiny pins and needles. Made with a few simple materials, this simple no-sew project is quick and easy to make. It also makes a wonderful gift for Mother's Day, birthdays, and more! 

This teacup pincushion tutorial is great for breathing new life into an old, chipped tea cup that may have sentimental value in your home. Of course, if you don't have one you're willing to convert, be on the lookout for cute, vintage tea cups in local thrift stores or garage sales and create a whole set of pin cushions for yourself and your sewing circle– I'm sure they'll love them!

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Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Main MaterialFabric


Materials List

  • Teacup
  • 10" x 10" {25cm x 25cm} Piece Of Fabric
  • Stuffing
  • Rubber Band or Hair Band
  • Hot Glue (optional)

How to Make Teacup Pin Cushions - The No-Sew Way

Note: Gather all your supplies before starting


  1. Taking your piece of fabric lay it flat, upside down. You want the fabrics pattern to be on the outside when you're done for that extra bit of cuteness.

  2. Now take a good handful of stuffing and place it in the center of the fabric.

  3. Slowly and carefully take each corner of the fabric and bring it together, making sure that the stuffing is in the middle.

  4. Taking the rubber/hair band in your hand, wrap it tightly around the top of the ball of stuffing. Check to make sure that no stuffing is showing before placing the rubber/hair band side down into your teacup.

  5. If your teacup is not particularly special to you, or you want your pincushion to have extra hold then simply place a bit of glue at the bottom of the teacup before placing the pincushion in the inside.

How to Make Teacup Pin Cushions
How to Make Teacup Pin Cushions

Why You'll Love This Recycled Craft

As editors for an arts and crafts website, we want to share with you the top 3 reasons why you should make teacup pin cushions:

1. Upcycle old or chipped teacups: Have a collection of old or chipped teacups lying around? Instead of throwing them away, repurpose them into charming and functional pin cushions. This craft project allows you to give new life to sentimental items or find cute vintage teacups at thrift stores or garage sales. It's a fun way to upcycle and add a touch of nostalgia to your sewing room.

2. Quick and easy DIY project: This teacup pin cushion tutorial is a no-sew project, making it perfect for beginners or those short on time. With just a few simple materials, you can create adorable pincushions in no time. It's a great way to get crafty without needing advanced sewing skills or a lot of supplies. Plus, you can customize the fabric and embellishments to suit your personal style.

3. Perfect gift for any occasion: Teacup pin cushions make for thoughtful and practical gifts for friends, family, or fellow crafters. Whether it's for Mother's Day, a birthday, or just because, these handmade pincushions are sure to be appreciated. They add a touch of handmade charm to any sewing space and are a unique gift that shows you care. Spread the love of crafting by sharing these adorable teacup pin cushions with your loved ones.

In conclusion, making teacup pin cushions is a delightful way to repurpose old teacups, enjoy a quick and easy DIY project, and create one-of-a-kind gifts for any occasion. So grab your fabric scraps, gather some teacups, and get crafting! Your mom (and your sewing circle) will definitely want to steal these charming pin cushions. Happy crafting!

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