DIY: expresso pin cushion

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This is my first ever DIY project, I'm really excited because I really like it and I've got myself a new pin cushion. I made a pink pin cushion from an unused expresso cup.

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So I found this unused expresso cup and decided to turn it into a pin cushion, as I really like the print on it and the style of the cup.

You'll need:
Embroidery thread
Toy stuffing
Sewing needle
Expresso cup

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I used pink felt and turned the cup upside down onto it to draw a circle around it with chalk. I measured the circle by folding it up to the cup to check that the circle edge slightly overlaps the bottom of the cup.

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After cutting out the circle, decorate it in anyway that you'd like. I decorated it with embroidery and added a small red felt circle on top, in a little cupcake inspired way.

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Then use toy stuffing to bulk it out, start gathering up the bottom and sew it together. Leave a little gap so you can add a bit more stuffing if you need to, so it's really bulked up. To get that cupcake like rounded mound. Once you're happy, completely sew it up. Then squeeze it into the cup, and you've got a new pin cushion.

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I was inspired by : Design sponge DIY, and by this Lauren Ceramics pin cushion on Folksy.