Who doesn’t love presents? Whether it is giving or receiving I love presents ♥ I feel the need to share my love of tea and what better way than to pop a few ‘special’ individually wrapped tea bags into an envelope with a wee card to say you were thinking of someone? I love the look of these mason jars filled with delicate tea treats, herbal teas in rustic jars, plants or candles in a tea cup, pincushions or something special to hang in the garden. The possibilities are endless and something can be made to suit everyone. What do you like best?
How to make a Teacup Pincushion:
What you will need –
Teacup, with or without the saucer
6-8″ diameter circle of coordinating cotton fabric (7″ is good for an average/medium teacup)
Glue (Fabric Glue or Superglue will work fine)
Large vintage button and/or several smaller ones
Run gathering stitches around the edge of your circle, about 1/4″ from the edge. If you’re using a machine, just follow the edge of your presser foot. Or you can hand stitch if you prefer.
Pull up the gathering stitches, leaving enough of an opening to stuff your cushion. Stuff the stuffing into your cushion, filling it as much as possible. Check the outside to make sure you don’t have any lumps and bumps! Your cushion will not close completely. Tie your gathering stitches to secure.
Adding a simple vintage button to your pincushion looks extra special. Using a long needle, come up through the centre of your pincushion — use doubled thread for extra strength and less work. You could also glue some smaller matching buttons onto the fabric if you like. While sewing the button on, squish the cushion in the centre. Pull your thread firmly. Tie off securely.
Run a line of glue around the edge of your teacup, about 1/4″-1/2″ from the lip of the cup. Pop your cushion part into your teacup and leave to dry. Enjoy ♥