April 26, 2011

Tute-Sweet Tuesday: Cupcake Pin Cushion

Drumroll pleeeeze...

A {trulie} scrumptious gal whom we LOVE! 
{our BLoG BFF!} 
We took a gander at her blog and {hearted}everything in sight!

You'll just adore this sweet treat tute.
We did.  
It's so scrumptious, you'll wanna take a nice big bite outta it.  But refrain; you might poke yourself ;) Bahah.
Take it away NatSprat!

Hey! I'm Natalie from over at NatSprat! I am SOOOOOOO excited to be doing Tute Sweet Tuesday here with 2 of my favorite gals in Blogland! (Seriously, aren't they the best!?!) This is a tutorial for a DELICIOUSLY DECEITFUL cupcake pin cushion! So, ready....set....here we go!


2 colors of felt: one for the wrapper and one for the frosting
glue gun/glue sticks
sewing machine/thread
(not the turkey kind...)

*plug in your glue gun to get it nice and hot. Nice for the glue...not for the fingers*
Cut your strips. They will need to be 3-4 tall and about 8 1/2 inches long. (If the size isn't perfect, it totally doesn't matter. It'll still work great!)

Get your sewing machine all threaded and ready to go. You will fold over your felt strip about every quarter of an inch and sew down the edge with an 1/8" seam allowance. Do this for the whole length of the strip.

It will end up looking like this.

Fold over the top edge about a quarter inch and sew it down using an 1/8 inch seam allowance.

Do the same thing to the other side...

And it will turn out like this. Decide how big around you want your wrapper to be and cut it to the size you want.

Put the ends together and sew them together, remembering to do the back stitch at the beginning and the end of the stitch. Now you're done with the main wrapper part.

On to the sweet stuff! Mmmm. Frosting.

Take one of the strips for the frosting and fold it in half from top to bottom, not lengthwise.
(I totally forgot to take pictures of this part apparently...ARRRGH!)

Start to roll the fabric into a cinnamon bun type thing, gluing a little as you go to hold it together. Don't use too much glue or it'll be hard to get your pins into it. Use your other strip and do the same thing until it's about the circumference as your wrapper.

See how it's kind of taller in the center like an ice cream cone? Try to get it like that. ;)


(Mmmmm....ice cream cone. Does anyone else hear a choir of angels singing? I must be hungry.)


Now, stuff your frosting into the wrapper and glue around the edges to secure it. Awww, it's looking so nice and tasty!

Cut a circle of felt the same size as the wrapper hole. Flip it over and put in your stuffing.

*tip: I ended up putting in some of those little clear glass rock things at the bottom to kind of weigh it down*

Glue on the bottom! You can also use a piece of cardboard cut to the circumference of the wrapper to make it flat on the bottom.

And Voila! You're done, and you have the CUTEST little pin cushion ever! If you want a cherry on top, just use a mini red pom pom! ;)

Now...I have GOT to go get me an ice cream cone. Buh-bye!




  1. Love it! Way cuter than what I've got going on, lol!

  2. Oooh SO cute! Love this, but I don't know if I could just keep it as a pin cushion. I'd prolly use it for decoration. Ha!


  3. Love me some NatSprat and if she likes you guys then I'm a definite new follower! Off to get lost in the rest of your blog! Have a fabulous day!

  4. we freakin love nat!!! now following you via her, say thank you to her! ;) heehee jk.

    so you're sisters who live in diff places so you craft together but from afar huh? *sob* we're twin sisters and my stinkin twin is MOVING!!!-we'll be like you soon, hope it works out, ha!

    lovin your blog. so cute!

    xoxo-kelli & kristi


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