Pin Cushion in a Cup Tutorial

by Jennifer Heynen May 08, 2013 4 Comments

The downloadable Pin Cushions in a Cup Pattern is now free when you subscribe to the Maker newsletters

1. Pin the trims around the outer edge of each of the circle sizes. Make sure to point the outer edge of the trim inward.

2. Pin the remaining circle on top to make a sandwich. The right sides of the fabric should be facing inward. Sew around the outside using a 1/4" seam allowance.

3. Cut a slit down the bottom side of each circle. Clip the curved edges and turn right sides out. Fill with fiberfill.

4. Stitch closed. (Theses stitches will be hidden.)

5. The single large circle you cut is for the bottom of the pin cushion. With e needle and thread run a gathering stitch around the raw edge.

6. Fill with fiberfill and pull the thread snug to create a ball shape.

7. With a long needle and thread sew up from the bottom ball, through all three stuffed circle and out through the top. Sew through you ceramic cherry, a felt ball, or a bead and then return your needle back down and out the bottom. Pull the thread snug and repeat this several times to secure.

8. Using a glue gun place hot glue all around the inside of your cup or bowl. Arrange the cushion how you would like and let the glue dry. You're finished!


The fabric used in this pin cushion is from my Extraordinary World Fabric Collection from In The Beginning Fabrics.

The downloadable Pin Cushions in a Cup Pattern is now free when you subscribe to the Maker newsletters

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4 Responses


March 05, 2016

Can’t find link to download.

Suzzane  Waid
Suzzane Waid

November 12, 2015

How do I download the pincushion in a cup? I signed up for your newsletter today. Wonderful and fun site.


November 06, 2015

I just subscribed to the newsletters…How do I download this fun pattern?? Would like to make for gifts!!

Patty Linhorst
Patty Linhorst

September 21, 2015

I love this – I am going to try and make these for my quilting friends for Christmas presents – Thank you

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