Teapot Pincushion Tutorial

 A pretty little pincushion project. We just love pincushions, they are so quick and easy to make. They also make great gifts- this one would be great for tea lovers.

Once you have the basic pattern you can embellish as much or as little as you like. You could add a felt flower as we’ve done here, or you could add some ric-rac, pom pom trim or switch the fabric around to create different accents.

The material list is a little long, but you should have most of it already in your sewing cupboard.


* 1 fat quarter fabric
* 1 fat quarter medium weight iron-on interfacing
* polyester fibre fill
* piece of cardboard
* rice/beans/ lentils (or something similar- used to help weigh base of pincushion… optional)
* needle, scissors, thread
*felt for flower (optional)
*pom pom for centre of felt flower (optional)


 One important step we did forget to include was what to do with the rice. The rice is used as an extra weight so your pincushion will sit still and flat. This step is optional, but after you have placed the cardboard into the base of the teapot, pour about 1 cup of rice on top, then fill the remainder of the teapot with the fibre fill. This should weigh your pincushion down- you can vary the amount of rice and add as much or as little as you like.

Here are the instructions if you would like to make the felt flowers.


* felt
* pom-pom trim
* needle and thread


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