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  • How to make a pin cushions. Cup Cake Pin Cushion - Step 1
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    Make 3 paper circle templates - a small one of diameter 4cm, a medium one diameter 10 cm with a wedge cut out, and a large one diameter 14 cm, with a smaller circle of 4cm diameter in the centre. Divide the largest circle into 8 sections.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Cup Cake Pin Cushion - Step 2
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    Transfer the largest circle onto the felt for the base of your cupcake. Then cut down each of the 8 divisions on your template as far in as the smaller, inner circle. Then transfer each of these lines onto the felt as well

  • How to make a pin cushions. Cup Cake Pin Cushion - Step 3
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    Then you'll end up with your template copied onto your felt!

  • How to make a pin cushions. Cup Cake Pin Cushion - Step 4
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    Transfer the medium circle onto the felt you are using for the top of your cupcake.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Cup Cake Pin Cushion - Step 5
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    Cut out your felt. For the base - cut along each of the 8 divisions down to the smaller circle in the same way that you did with the template.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Cup Cake Pin Cushion - Step 6
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    Pin along each of the divisions on the base. There should be an overlap of about 1cm at the top. Once pinned evenly - sew up each seam (again from the edge down to the smaller circle)

  • How to make a pin cushions. Cup Cake Pin Cushion - Step 7
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    Your base should start to look like the bottom of a cake!

  • How to make a pin cushions. Cup Cake Pin Cushion - Step 8
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    Backstitch along each seam. This holds it flatter - which is makes attaching the top easier - and reinforces the seams

  • How to make a pin cushions. Cup Cake Pin Cushion - Step 9
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    Put a stitch in each overlap to hold it to the edge - again this makes it easier when putting the top on

  • How to make a pin cushions. Cup Cake Pin Cushion - Step 10
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    Sew the top part with an overlap of about 1.5 cm (depending on how big a wedge you cut out). Check it roughly fits onto your base part before sewing it up

  • How to make a pin cushions. Cup Cake Pin Cushion - Step 11
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    For the cherry on top - cut out the smallest (4cm) circle from some dark pink or red felt. Running stitch about .5cm in from the edge of the circle, overlapping slightly at the end

  • How to make a pin cushions. Cup Cake Pin Cushion - Step 12
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    Gather gently

  • How to make a pin cushions. Cup Cake Pin Cushion - Step 13
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    Stuff it with a little bit of wadding, and gather tightly. Put a stitch across the end to hold it in place

  • How to make a pin cushions. Cup Cake Pin Cushion - Step 14
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    Sew onto top cake part with lots of little stitches

  • How to make a pin cushions. Cup Cake Pin Cushion - Step 15
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    Voila! Cherry!

  • How to make a pin cushions. Cup Cake Pin Cushion - Step 16
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    Cut 2 of the smallest (4cm) circles out of thick corrugated cardboard

  • How to make a pin cushions. Cup Cake Pin Cushion - Step 17
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    I have used 2p pieces to weigh the bottom of the cake down and stop it toppling over. I glued them together with a piece of felt in between and a circle of corrugated on each side to protect any pins. I then put this in the base of the cake. The weights are optional but the card is required to give the base some shape.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Cup Cake Pin Cushion - Step 18
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    Attach the top and the base using blanket stitch. Stitch just over halfway around.

  • How to make a pin cushions. Cup Cake Pin Cushion - Step 19
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    Take a roll of wadding and put it in the gap left in the cake. If it is not full enough take the roll out and add to it - I found this more effective then stuffing bits in around the edges

  • How to make a pin cushions. Cup Cake Pin Cushion - Step 20
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    Continue the blanket stitch to close up the cake. Put some pins in to look like sprinkles and you're all done!

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Elizabathory
Elizabathory · Frankston, Victoria, AU · 5 projects
You could also use washers to weight the bottom down... I love this idea and you've executed it really well. Happy
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black diamond
black diamond · Israel, Ohio, US
realy cute Happy
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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 373 projects
Cool idea! I love how the pins look like sprinkles on the cupcake.
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kawaiionigiri
kawaiionigiri · 2 projects
kawaii
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