Tea Cup or Mug Pin Cushion Tutorial

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It’s DIY Time again, where I post something you can do yourself rather than buy, which is a money saver, and can be just plain fun!  Some of these posts are crafts, sewing projects, re-purposed ideas, homemade cleaners, homemade health aids, tutorials, and the like.

Pin Cushion Tutorial

Here is a super fast no-sew tutorial that you could put together in under five minutes, the tea cup pin cushion tutorial.  This would be a great project even for a preschooler to make, since it would make a lovely gift with little effort. 

Easy Tea Cup Pin Cushion Tutorial

What You Will Need:

  • tea cup or mug
  • square scrap of fabric (can use re-purposed old clothes), approximately 7”x7”-depends on size of cup
  • fabric scissors
  • rubber band or hairband
  • batting or re-purpose other material for stuffing

Tea Cup Pin Cushion Collage

The How-to:

  1. Place batting or stuffing on the back side of the fabric (or the wrong side of the fabric), and gather the fabric together.
  2. Secure the rubber band around the base of the fabric.
  3. Cut excess bulk fabric off if desired, and place batting-stuffed fabric in the tea cup.
  4. Enjoy, use it, or gift it away! Tea Cup Pin Cushion Tutorial


The Verdict: This is an amazingly fast tutorial comes alive rapidly.  The tea cup pin cushion would make a great Mother’s Day or Teacher Appreciation Day gift.

Have you tried making a mason jar pin cushion?

Mason Jar Pin Cushion Tutorial

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  1. says

    Cute idea! I have some colored glass votive candle holders that would be perfect for this.

    Pin cushion rings were fun to make too, not sure if I can link, but a simple tutorial for them is at http://marymansonquilts.blogspot.com/2012/12/pincushion-rings_10.html

  2. says

    Great idea and tutorial. My grandson’s preschool has a Christmas Faire every year for a fundraising event and sell only handmade items. I’m always looking for new ideas – this one is great! Thanks again! Saw you at the Simple Lives Thursday hop!

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