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Shabby Chic Pincushion Tutorial

Shabby Chic Pincushion Tutorial Turn an old creamer into a beautiful shabby chic pincushion. Last updated: July 27th 2016

I made this shabby chic pincushion from a vintage creamer and some fabric and ribbon scraps.  It was such a simple craft to make and I just ♥love♥ the way it turned out!

There are just a few steps from start to finish so let’s get started.Shabby Chic Pincushion made from a vintage silver creamer - tutorial at cupcakesandcrinoline.com

A few weeks ago I came across this craft in Romantic Country Magazine and have been wanting to make it ever since.  This is a design by Dawn Edmonson at The Feathered NestTurn an old creamer into a beautiful shabby chic pincushion. Supplies:

I went to my favorite antique store and found the beautiful silver plated and monogrammed creamer and used that as my starting point but you could use any creamer, china, silver, etc.

A scrap piece of white broadcloth though I think you could totally change the look with some calico.

Ribbon scraps

A small amount of Fiberfill

Thread

Buttons

Lace scrap

Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

Tissue paper

Now let’s put this all together.Turn an old creamer into a beautiful shabby chic pincushion.

First, I first stuffed some tissue paper into the bottom of the creamer to fill it up almost to the top. 

Now, cut a small square of white broadcloth, gather the edge with a gathering stitch, place a small amount of fiberfill in the center, pull the stitching tightly and knotted it off.  This is your pincushion pouf.

 

 

 

Next, I hot glued some antique lace trim salvaged from a vintage table runner around the edge of the broadcloth pouf.

 

 

 

Turn an old creamer into a beautiful shabby chic pincushion.

I then placed the pouf of fabric and lace into my creamer hot gluing it into place.  I used a few of my favorite ribbons to make a simple bow, stitching it in the center and attaching some buttons I had saved from my Grandmother’ s button box.  I added some Dritz straight pins, a charm that I had on hand and some vintage hat pins and that was it!

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Shabby Chic Pincushion made from a vintage silver creamer - tutorial at cupcakesandcrinoline.com

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Dawn @ The Feathered Nest

Friday 28th of November 2008

Your pincushion turned out just WONDERFUL!!! I love how simple they are to make, yet how beautiful they end up looking, too ~ Thank you so much for mentioning my blog....wishing you a great holiday season! xxoo, Dawn

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Jennifer

Sunday 23rd of November 2008

This is so pretty and you're right, the perfect gift for someone who sews. Very nice!