Picture of Simple No-Sew 5 Minute Cupcake Pincushion
Hello All, this is my first 'ible, though I've been around and creating for awhile. Bear with me as I work out the kinks! :D
I've been in need of a pincushion for awhile and kept forgetting to buy one so out of scraps & desperation when I lost the lid that kept all my pins in their container the 5 minute cupcake pincushion was born.

I realized after making this that there are several things out there kinda like this but as I didn't reference any of them while making it and  I couldn't find anything exactly like already here, it I'm publishing it anyways. I do realize there are probably better/cooler ways to make this but I did it this way to use materials I already had without putting too much work into it & I think it came out wonderfully. I would love to see someone take this a step or two further though, please feel free to share with us.

The following is what you'll need to create a simple no-sew cupcake pincushion.
-Small Container that you want to be your cupcake base
      (I chose a small glad throwaway container but an empty yogurt container or something similar, conical with at least a slight outward slope, would work as well)
-2 Long 2" strips of fleece Can be same or different colors (or felt or whatever kinda like that, the thinner your fabric the more your going to need the thicker the fabric the less you'll need.)
     (I used fleece because I had a bunch of strips 2" by about a yard leftover from another project)
-Pins (The colorful kinds are better to make "sprinkles" here but whatever you got works)

Basic (not long winded/picture heavy) Directions:
1. Fold Fleece in half and starting at one end tightly roll fleece. (add in an additional strip after 3-4 rolls if you are adding a different color swirl)
2. At about one-two inches thickness start putting in pins for stability, try to stagger them (I tried to put mine at the halves then at the different quarters and tried to keep them spaced evenly)
3. Keep going till it is just at the size of your container (then add a few more wraps around for tightness)
4.Secure end with a pin and carefully insert your rolled bundle into the container top.
5. Use a pin tip to tuck in any ugly edges.
6. Add Sprinkle(pins)!
louisewin3 years ago
Thank you so much for this tutorial...its brilliant - I am going to make them as gifts for people who buy my buttons...Louise
KitKam (author) 3 years ago
Thanks, so excited to have been featured! :D
ChrysN3 years ago
scoochmaroo3 years ago
Looks fantastic! This will make a perfect gift.