Here I go again with the hatpins! I just can't seem to get enough of them. I've made new ones as well as repeat versions of some of my favorites. Either way I am running out of places to store them. I have been seeing these cute little teacup pincushions for a while on Etsy and thought I'd try my hand at making some.
I found this cute pink depression glass cup and saucer at a thrift store not long ago and because I wanted a pincushion with a wide surface, it made the perfect choice. I first took and old piece of cotton fabric and formed it into a ball and then stuffed it tightly with fiber fill. I tied off the end and wrapped the whole thing in another pretty fabric, added the lace applique and taped it into the teacup. Eventually I will go back and hot glue it into the cup but I got lazy.
The first one was so quick and easy to make that I found myself digging around in my china cabinet for some odds and ends or stray cups that had no mates. I found this sweet little espresso cup and saucer that I had forgotten I even had. It is really tiny and since I don't drink espresso I decided to use it for another hatpin holder. For this one I used the same process except I used and upholstery fabric that matched on the outside. It made the hatpins a bit challenging to get through the fabric without bending but with some careful pushing they went through fine.
Now I can't wait to make more from cups and saucers I find at thrift stores to give as gifts to friends and family. They certainly make for a very special and unique gift don't ya think?