Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Cupcake Pincushion

I saw this in a book from the library. I have a friend who has a cupcake making business and who also loves to sew and immediately thought I would make one for her. I wound up making one for my daughter, my daughter in law, and my mom too. It can basically be made all by hand or you can use a machine.

  • Wilton Silicon Cupcake Liner
  • Felt (Brown for chocolate but pink or cream would also work!)
  • Polyfill
  • Sand
  • T-shirt fabric
  • Needle and Thread
  • Fabric glue
  • Red pom-pom (for a Cherry!)
  • Ball pins (for Sprinkles!)
  • Tacky glue
Directions -
1. Cut out one 2" circle from felt.
Cut one long curved piece from felt.
Cut an oval shape from felt and cut a swirl pattern in it. (about 6" x 5")
Cut one circle from knit fabric. (about 4" 3/4)

2. Put curved piece inside the cup and pin to fit. Trim top down.

3. Sew seam. You could also just use fabric glue.

4. Baste around the knit fabric. You can do this by hand or by machine on the longest length.

5. Gather it up till it fits around the top of the 'cupcake'. Sew in place and then turn inside out. It will look sort of like a chef hat.
6. Sew the bottom on but leave an opening.

7. I put a little bit of polyfill in first (I am not sure why...) and then pour in the sand. This is a bit of a challenge but I just kept pushing the sand down so it was packed.

8. Sew the circle closed.
9. Take the oval piece of felt and starting in the center start pinning it down until you get to the end.

It will look like this.

10. Start at the bottom of the 'frosting' sewing the 'frosting' to the top of the cupcake, going around and ending at the top. Then sew pom-pom on.

11. Glue into the Wilton cupcake liner with Tacky glue. Fill with some Ball pins.

All done!

*I just wanted to say that although I saw this in a craft book (I can't remember the name of it!) I did change it quite a bit. For one thing the book said to fill it with just polyfill and that was just too light and wouldn't stand up. Very annoying. The sand definitely makes it more sturdy. The other thing was it had you sew right through the bottom of the cup to attach the cupcake and the liner and I just didn't like the look of it. I changed the actual construction too.


Libby said...

I LOVE LOVE mine, and every time Isabel sees it she asks to eat it. You know it has to be authentic (and super cute) looking!

Anonymous said...

I loved this idea! I sew nothing but I'm in love with this! great job.

Helby said...

That's adorable! Great job!

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

this is super adorable!! If you have a chance come link up next Tuesday @ Ladybug Blessings Handmade Tuesdays... www.ladybug-blessings.com

Dacia said...

This is super adorable!

Leslie said...

Super cute! I love cupcakes! I featured this over at Hoo's got talent! Thanks for linking up to the party!

Kathleen said...

Thanks Leslie! :) How fun is that?!

Kathleen said...

Ladies, thanks so much for your sweet comments!

gigi123 said...

This is really adorable!

Kathleen said...

Thanks Gigi! Glad you like it! Thanks for stopping by~

Rachel said...

I've wanted to try one of these, very cute. Found you from Mommaskindacrafty.

Kathleen said...

Hi Rachel. I am glad you liked it! I am just finishing up three more at this minute. If you make one I'd love to see a picture.

Tammy @ she wears flowers said...

I love it!!

Anonymous said...

This is adorable. I'm your newest follower from the Night Owl Crafting giveaway. Thanks for sharing.

Jessica @ myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com

Kathleen said...

Thanks Jessica ! And now I am following you! :)

rebecca @ beurrista said...

Way too cute. I saw you on Tatertots, and had to stop by and comment! I used to sew a ton when I was younger, but then I haven't for the past two decades, but my 13 year old daughter has taken it up. Maybe this is the perfect project for us to do together.

TheCraftBarn said...

Very "crafty"!! I posted a link to this on my blog thru my pinterest board.
Thank you!
Jennifer @ The Craft Barn

Ana Lopes said...

So lovely!!! Love pincushions! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime.
Have a fabulous week!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft

Nancy Bandzuch said...

Totally adorable! Thanks for linking up at the Oldies party last week!

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