Thursday, March 20, 2014

No Calorie Doughnut Pin Cushions

Do they look good enough to eat?

What is your favorite flavor?  How about raspberry icing with multi-colored sprinkles?  Or chocolate frosted with multicolored sprinkles.  My favorite?  Vanilla frosted with caramel sprinkles!

A needlewoman never has too many pincushions.  I find it helpful to have one in most rooms, so I baked up this batch of three felt doughnut pincushions.  I was browsing the April/May issue of Sew-it today magazine and discovered these cute pin cushions as one of the many featured projects.  They were so fast and easy to whip up.  

There are essentially only four steps:
  1. Cut your felt doughnut circles and your felt icing circle.  ( I used my Spellbinders Nestibilities Peonie die for my frosting and ran the felt and die through my Cuttlebug.  You can easily hand cut any icing design you like.)
  2. Sew the center circle on the sewing machine (right sides together and then turn out)
  3. Bead the frosting.  (If you prefer not to use beads, a simple straight stitch or french knots could be used to achieve the sprinkles look.)
  4. Whip stitch the edges of the doughnut for a couple inches and then stuff with whatever stuffing you choose (I used fiberfill).  Then continue stitching and stuffing until you complete the circle of the doughnut.  Be sure to pull the thread snugly to create a crimped border as you are stitching. 

Aren't they just the yummiest pin cushions?  And don't you just love my fancy pins?  I didn't make these but I did purchase them from  Nik Nax by Arlana  who has an Etsy shop and sells the most adorable pins. 


CAUTION!  If you make a batch of these pin cushions I can guarantee you that you'll begin to crave a good doughnut and a cup of your favorite beverage.

Until next time,


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  1. oh goodness, these are the cutest pin cushions ever!! I have been wanting to make a pin cushion, now I'm inspired!! The pins are adorable too!

  2. Jennifer these are toooooo cute. I'm pinning these to my craft board and I have got to make them too. Thanks for sharing with us at Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party.

  3. They do look good enought to eat so yummy looking your so creative xx

  4. these look so real, great "sprinkles and icing", too cute!

  5. These are great. Making this post a pick of the week.

  6. Making this post a pick of the week. These are great!

  7. Oh wow, these pin cushions look very yummy. Fabulous, fun idea for a very necessary sewing tool.

  8. Wonderful idea!! You're so creative!! Thanks so much for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays.

  9. I have one of these that a friend made for me and I love it! Sweet, but no calories. lol! Thanks for sharing them with SYC. So, so cute!

  10. Hi Jennifer, Seriously adorable! I need to start just a pin cushion board I could collect them but, better reserve that for Pinterest than in my house, lol. I'll be pinning this to my sewing board until I start a new board just for those pins. ;) Thanks for sharing at the party And hope your having a great week! @DearCreatives.Theresa

  11. These are marvelous! Beautifully done! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  12. I honestely thought these were actual Doughnut! LOL they are so cute! my little strawberry pin cushion has no more room these would be super useful to me.

  13. They look so cute and yummy! I have a cupcake pincushion now, but after seeing yours the next ones will be donuts! :D

  14. These are amazing. Exactly what I need to continue my "fake food" making in time to display on pottery at upcoming spring sales. (This week was knit pears). Hopping over from From the Farm Blog Hop. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Hi! Love these donut pin cushions. I love pin cushions anyway but yours made me hungry! I chose your post as my pick for favorite this week on From the Farm. Thankyou for linking up. We have a new button and I invite you to grab it and display it. Hope to see you again soon.-
    Janet @

  16. Jennifer these pin cushions are just adorable.

    Hugs Diane


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