I made the teacup pincushion below for a swap, and it was so fun and cute I decided to write a short tutorial on how to make it. It would be a great gift for mother's day, or a for a friend with a cute sewing basket as well! (I made the pincushion in the custard cup for myself.)
You can see more tutorials and crafty things on my blog http://antelucandaisy.blogspot.com
Step 1: Materials
* Wool Felt- I used some wool blend sweaters I bought at a yard sale. Washed with hot water and rinsed with cold water and then a high agitation or "Heavy Stain" cycle they form a great felt.
*Glue- I purchased Aleene's Tacky Glue
*Container- Teacups, soup cups, custard bowls, etc. They are easier to work with if the sides are reasonably parallel. The Custarc Cup shown below was purchased at the thrift store and was adorable!
*Acrylic Ruler and Rotary Cutter
Step 2: Cut the Felt.
Step 3: Begin rolling it up
Step 4: Finish rolling
Step 5: Glue.
Step 6: Assemble
Take the pin out and hold the rolled felt in your hand. Insert into container and let dry!