Sunday, November 6, 2011

Teacup Pincushions

A couple of years ago I grabbed some great vintage teacups and my sewing needle and whipped up this idea for pincushions. I was collecting teacups with no real purpose in mind. Here and there I would pot a plant in this one and use that one as a catch-all on my desk. Then I thought: pincushions. Sturdy, classy, and those little saucers would hold all of your odds and ends!

This yellow vintage one was the first of them all (already sold!) : 

And a fun collection of colorful teacups and even more colorful fabrics and I suddenly had a collection of these things. You can find many of these and more still available in my etsy shop:

1) This rad yellow milk pitcher is fitted with a bright purple floral fabric 2) This pastoral scene is complimented with the red floral fabric, no saucer 3) That dahlia fabric is just stunning 4) Gold rimmed with pansy fabric 5) vintage Japanese pottery with floral cushion 6) bright red cushion with black and white checkered saucer.

So fun to create and super colorful to dress up your sewing room!
Visit the pincushion section of my Etsy Shop for more details and other styles.
You can find my entire shop here


  1. Why, thank you! :) I had a lot of fun photographing these!

  2. Your teacup pin cushions are lovely!

  3. So cute! I love upcycling vintage items!

  4. this is brilliant!!!!!! such a cute idea!!!!

  5. Those are so cute! I really like the fabrics you used for them! :D

  6. This is SUCH a good idea and SO adorable! I'm always finding cute tea cups at Goodwill, but I'm running out of room in my kitchen.

    Thanks for sharing!


  7. what a fun idea! i have to keep this in mind as a gift for a tea loving sewer. :)

  8. These are by far the cutest pincushions I have ever seen. I essentially started a blog the other day to keep track of all the cute links I likes since my bookmarks are overloaded (There is probably a better way of doing this rather than a blog, I am a little clueless.)This will definitely be going there. I don't really sew but its on my to do list and one of these are a must have. Whats the chance of them being sent to Australia in one piece do you think?

  9. Thank you everyone! Koxan: YES! I can ship to Australia. All of my listing on etsy that can be shipped internationally are marked. These pincushions would ship well in bubble wrap and extra care. I'd love to pack one up for you! :)


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