Cupcake Pincushion

A hand-sewn cupcake pincushion is simple and sweet. They also make great gifts!


You’ll need two sheets of craft felt in contrasting colors. You’ll also need a little piece of green felt for the leaf. (You could also use fleece for this project, but felt is less expensive.)

You’ll need a girl’s bobby sock. Select a sock that is ribbed. I bought this pack of 3 pairs for $4 at Wal-Mart, but you can probably find single pairs at your dollar store.

You’ll also need a hand-sewing needle and thread, in the same color as the sock. And, you’ll need a red craft pom to make the cherry, as well as colored ball-head pins to make the sprinkles.

How to:

Start by cutting the two sheets of craft felt in half lengthwise. At this point, decide which type of cupcake you prefer: one with fat frosting swirls, or the narrower version.  If you want the thinner one, you’ll only use one half of each sheet. If you like the thicker one, you’ll use all of your felt.

Fold the felt strip in half lengthwise. (If you’re making the fat cupcake, layer the two like pieces and fold as one.)

Then, lay one folded strip on top of the other, and roll together. Make sure the center is tight.

If you’d like, you can poke the bottom center of the cupcake upward, to make your cupcake look like it rose in the oven.

Use a few pins to hold the rolled cupcake together. Then, trim off the excess fabric on the side so it’s even. Trim the bottom of the cupcake so that it’s flat.

Hand sew the edge of the roll to secure. Don’t worry about making your stitches pretty, they won’t show.

Now we can add the cupcake liner. Cut the sock below the end of the ribbing. Fold the cut sock in half. Slide over the cupcake, with the folded edge at bottom. Arrange the sock so that the liner reaches the top edge of the cupcake, making sure to leave some excess at the bottom for sewing.

Make small snips along the bottom fold of the sock. This will help it to lay flat when sewing.

Fold the cut pHandsew a circle of sitches along the bottom of the sock, pulling the thread to gather the sock.

Now we can add the cherry. Cut a leaf from the green felt, and poke the needle through the underside. Then pierce the red pom through the center and pull tight. Go back down through the pom and leaf, and sew to the center of the cupcake.

Finally, add colored pins as the sprinkles.

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20 thoughts on “Cupcake Pincushion

  1. arzish says

    woww …… great idea :)

  2. Ana Lopes says

    You have all simply lovely, thanks for sharing :)

  3. Dorothy says

    very cute and delicious looking !

  4. Alice says

    so cute!!!! i love this i have been looking for a tutorial like this for a while! ever since we started sewing a pillow at school!

  5. floris382 says

    I want those cupcakes in my christmas tree!

  6. Nirmanakaya says

    Love it! Thanks!

  7. needlepointers says

    I love the idea of using a sock for the paper! Great craft.

  8. maria says

    Your one turned out awesome but mines turned out horrible but anyway thanks for showing how you make it

  9. 1justice2012 says

    This is one of the best crafts I have seen in YT.

  10. Juls says

    Love it!!

  11. supersanders58 says

    that is sssooo easy thanks for sharing

  12. laura says

    Lindo trabajo, gracias por compartir. Saludos desde Mexico.

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  14. prendtlinda says

    so lovely :)

  15. gorgeousbronze says

    Too cute. I wouldn’t waste the socks though. I’d trim round pedals at the top of a piece of white felt sheet. Sew or hand stitch the sides of it then stuff the cupcake inside of it. No wasted socks.

  16. rowanessence says

    Thats so clever! I’m really loving your channel

  17. elizabeth says

    Awesome idea! Thank you for sharing sure will give it ago xx

  18. elizabeth monroe says

    hEYY !! SO ADORABLE ! you deserved a 100% points of creativity. Thank you for your time and this beautiful tutorial.

  19. fantasvale says

    WOW love it! So easy and cute!!!

  20. grannycrafting says


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