Egg Cup Pincushion

ChristinaApril 7, 2009

This post originally appeared on Fave Crafts.



Egg cup
Fabric scrap (approx. 5” square)
Needle Thread
Glue gun and glue



1. Draw a 4” circle on the back of your fabric scrap. I used the bottom of a small dish to trace around. Cut out around the circle, approx. ¼” from your drawn line.


2. Baste stitch around your drawn line, leaving long tails at the start and finish.

3. Pull your long ends on one side (I pulled on the back side of the fabric) to gather into a pouch.


4. Stuff the pouch with Polyfill, keeping thread pulled tight.


5. Knot your threads, keeping the opening on the pouch as small as possible. Stuff with a little more Polyfill if you need to. The firmer you stuff it, the more rounded your cushion.


6. With your needle and thread stitch the opening all the way closed. I worked from one side to the opposite for a few stitches, and then did the opposite direction a few times.


You should now have a closed cushion as shown.


7. Take a nice sized wad of Polyfill and roll it around in your hands to mat it together a little. Stuff inside your egg cup. You want it to fill the cup about ¾ of the way when compressed slightly.


8. Run a line of hot glue around the top edge of your egg cup


9. Press your stuffed cushion inside of the egg cup and hold for a few seconds, allowing for the glue to dry.


That’s it!  You’re done.  You now have an egg cup pincushion.  Now go make some more!

Comments (14)

  • julesinseach

    April 7, 2009 at 8:34 pm

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  • Nies Kids

    April 7, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    i need a tutorial on more time so that i can do just one of your awesome tutorials! i love them- and your new banner is just great.

  • jacquie

    April 7, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    very cute and eastery too.

  • Giddy for Paisley

    April 8, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    They are adorable.

  • Kathy

    May 20, 2009 at 4:29 am

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  • Gina K

    June 24, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    I want to THANK YOU for creating this tutorial for Fave Crafts! I happened upon the tutorial on their site a few weeks ago and printed out the tutorial. I made my very first egg cup pincushion a couple of days ago, and will be putting it in a gift package for a swap I’m involved in. I plan to post a picture of it on my blog, but am waiting until after the swap is done so my swap partner doesn’t see it before she gets it. But I am hooked…these are fun and easy to make and are fantastic gift ideas! Thanks for such a great creation and for sharing it with us!

  • Nancy

    April 12, 2014 at 3:46 am

    A very nice inexpensive gift for a sewiing club gift.

  • Joyce

    April 12, 2014 at 3:50 am

    Too cute! Thank you!

  • Julie

    April 12, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    so where do you get the egg cups ?

    1. Christina

      April 12, 2014 at 5:37 pm

      I originally found these at Home Goods (Marshalls/TJ Maxx). They always have cute egg cups. These were a multicolored set by Zak! Designs. I have also found nice, basic white egg cups at Crate & Barrel for a good price.

  • Pat Helm

    April 14, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Where did you find those egg cups? I found that they are made Zak but have not been able to identify a retailer. Thanks

  • Pat Helm

    April 14, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Oops, I should have read your previous answer. Thanks

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  • L Russell

    April 26, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    Love the idea!

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