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.

An egg cup pin cushion would make a great Easter basket gift for a seamstress or stitcher. These require only basic sewing skills, so even kids could make them.

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.

Whip up a quick and easy handmade gift for someone who likes to sew. It's super easy to make a sewing pin cushion from an egg cup.

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Egg Cup Pin Cushion Supplies

  • an egg cup (Mine are from World Market and cost just $4)
  • scrap fabric
  • fiberfill
  • hot glue
  • ribbon and other embellishments
  • scissors
  • needle and thread

Use a bowl to trace a circle to make your pin cushion. The circle should be twice the diameter of your egg cup.

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.

As if you were making a yo-yo out of fabric, sew a running stitch around the edge of your fabric circle. Then pull to gather. You'll fill this to make your Easter egg cup pin cushion.

Using a needle and strong thread, do a basting stitch around the perimeter of the fabric circle. Pull the thread to gather the edges.

Here's a nifty trick to use when filling your pin cushion. Put the poly-fil in the an old stocking so it's easier to manage.

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.

Use a hot glue gun to secure the pin cushion in the egg cup.

Run a bead of glue inside the egg cup, slightly below the rim. Press the pin cushion, seam side down, into the egg cup.

An Easter egg cup pin cushion is even prettier when you embellish it with ribbon and other decorative elements. This project makes a great Easter gift for people who like to sew.

Decorate the rim with ribbon, pom-pom trim or lace, using hot glue to secure.

I can't get over how cute these Easter egg cup pin cushions are. What a great Easter gift for someone who loves to sew.

Add additional elements, like buttons, bows or flowers, to dress the pincushion up even more.

Looking for a way to use all those fabric, trim and ribbon scraps? Why not make a fun Easter pin cushion using an egg cup? So adorable!

Totally adorable, right?

I love the vintage vibe of this DIY pin cushion that is made from fabric and trim scraps and a Nestler Easter egg cup.

Looking for more Easter inspiration?

Pottery Barn Inspired No-Sew Easter Bunny Banner

No-Sew Easter Bunny Banner

Vintage Easter Decor

Vintage Easter Decor

This is one of my favorite Easter egg decorating ideas. Photograph old storybooks and use Mod Podge to decoupage the eggs.

Decoupaged Easter Eggs

Peter Rabbit Inspired Easter Party Ideas #SnackPackMixIns #CollectiveBias #ad

Peter Rabbit Easter Party Ideas 

Disclsoure: I am a member of the World Market Tribe, but all opinions are truthful and my own. Read my full disclosure policy here.


  1. Yes, totally adorable! Egg cups are for eating soft boiled eggs which my kids actually love with toast “soldiers”, you gotta try it! Thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

  2. Oh my gosh Amy, I can’t believe I picked two of your links from the same party to check out… what are the odds? Love your vintage Easter cup pin cushion, its adorable and the little vintage chick figurine to cute! Visiting from Create and Crave.

    • Atta Girl Amy

      Hi Brenda; I’m such a bad blogger, only now responding to your comment. It popped into my email, and it made my day, and I had every intention of responding when I had a minute. And you know how that goes. Heading over to pay you a visit now. I hope you’re having a wonderful spring.

  3. I love the egg cup pin cushion, absolutely adorable! I’ve seen pin cushions made from cans that are pretty cute, but I love this one. Pinning!
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  4. The egg cups are a brilliant idea and so beautifully styled.

  5. Hello! I come from the “Friday Finds Linky Party #61”
    I love your DIY 😉
    regards! Little Kimono ^^

  6. These really are darling! Thanks for linking with us on Throwback Thursday!

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