An adorable pin cushion made from a vintage Easter egg cup is a great gift for someone who likes to sew. And it’s a great way to use up scrap fabric and ribbon.
I went shopping the other day and bought a dozen vintage-style egg cups because I thought they were adorable. But no one here eats hard-boiled eggs, so I’ve had to come up with other ways to use them to justify my purchase.
How about a pin cushion made from an egg cup?
Adorable, right? And such a quick, easy and inexpensive Easter craft to make. Plus, it’s a great way to use up some of those scraps and little doo-dads you have in your craft stash.
The technique for making these, which I first shared on Made from Pinterest, is the same as if you were transforming a mason or an antique cup and saucer into a pin cushion.
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Egg Cup Pin Cushion Supplies
- an egg cup (Mine are from World Market and cost just $4. You can find other options here.)
- scrap fabric
- hot glue
- ribbon and other embellishments
- needle and thread
The first step is to measure the diameter of your egg cup, then double it. Mine was 2.5 inches so I needed a 5-inch circle to make my pincushion. I found a bowl in my cabinet that was the right size and traced the outline onto the backside of my fabric.
Using a needle and strong thread, do a basting stitch around the perimeter of the fabric circle. Pull the thread to gather the edges.
Stuff the fabric circle with fiberfill. One trick is to put the fiberfill in the toe of a pair of pantyhose so it’s easier to keep contained. Once the pin cushion is stuffed to your liking, carefully pull the thread tight and knot to secure.
Run a bead of glue inside the egg cup, slightly below the rim. Press the pin cushion, seam side down, into the egg cup.
Decorate the rim with ribbon, pom-pom trim or lace, using hot glue to secure.
Add additional elements, like buttons, bows or flowers, to dress the pincushion up even more.
Totally adorable, right?
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