Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tuesday Tutorial - Cupcake Wrist Pincushion

I have been wanting to make a wrist pincushion for some time now and yesterday was finally the day. I am sharing it here with you today.   Hope you enjoy making it as much as I did.    Bette

Supplies Needed:

Jar Lid
Two Colors of Wool Felt
Matching Embroidery Thread
Ribbon Rose
Polyfil Stuffing

I used the lid off a jar of peanuts as it was the perfect size, 2 1/2 inches in diameter, so that I wouldn't be missing the pincushion and poking my arm with pins.

Lay the jar lid on top of your felt and draw around the circle. Cut on the outside of your pencil line.

Measure around the side of your lid. Cut a piece of felt this measurement plus 1/16 of an inch extra for a slight overlap. The width of this piece will be 1 1/4 inches.
Wrap this side piece around the lid and starting at the top edge whip stitch the sides together.

Add the circle for the bottom, and whip stitch the circle to the side.

Cut a 5 1/2 inch circle from your other piece of felt.     Gather all the way around.    Stuff with a large handful of polyfil stuffing and pull the gathers up,  leaving a quarter size opening.

The lid goes inside the bottom of the pincushion.   Add some stuffing to the lid.
Push the top of the pincushion into the bottom and whip stitch the top and bottom together.

I handstitched a piece of lace around the cupcake where the two colors meet.   Then I sewed a ribbon rose to the top.

Now cut a piece of your main color felt 2 1/2 inches wide by the measurement of your wrist plus 2 inches for overlapping.   Fold the sides in and overlap slightly.   Stitch down the seam.

Then cut a 1 3/4 inch piece of velcro.    Stitch one half of the velcro on one end of the wristband and then turn it over and stitch the other half of the velcro to the other end .

Now,  center the strap in the middle of the bottom of the cupcake and whip stitch it to the bottom on both sides of the band. 

And that's it,  you are all done.    Enjoy!

Thanks for visiting today.
Bette Shaw
www. byyourhands.com


  1. Very cute, thanks for the tutorial today..


  2. Good Morning Betty sweetie...
    Oh my goodness thank you so much for the share this morning. I am going to have to give this tutorial a go. How many times I have wished I had a wrist pincushion and I can make one just for me. Just for my wrist.

    I will keep you posted on my success for this one. Thank you again sweetie. Beautiful.

    Country hugs, Sherry

  3. Thanks so much for sharing. I love the pincushion and want to go give it a try right this minute. I really can't because I have family visiting and children sleeping in my sewing room. I'll get to it very soon.

  4. Thank you for sharing! I have to give this a try!

  5. that is adorable! thanks for the tut.


  6. That came out really cute Bette!! Great idea and tutorial!

  7. Thanks so much for sharing! Great tutorial - I'm going to try it.

  8. Hi,

    I've linked to this project on AllFreeSewing.com. I think it's a great project our readers will love to make. Here's the link:


    If you have any questions or you would like to see more of your projects on the site, please feel free to contact me.



  9. This is adorable and I plan to make a couple as stocking stuffers!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Blessings, Donna

  10. This is so sweet! Thanks for the tutorial!

  11. Don't you have to stuff the bottom?