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Vintage Teapot Sewing Caddy With Hidden Pincushion

If you like to sew but have curious pets, then you need this hidden pincushion in your life!
And if you want the complete full tutorial with all of the steps, make sure you click over to my original post!
When I found this vintage teapot at the thrift store, I decided to turn it into a handy little caddy to stow away sewing supplies. And the lid was the PERFECT size for a secret pin cushion.
To make the pincushion, I traced the inner lip of the lid on some cardboard.
I then used fabric and crafting fiberfill to create the pincushion.
When it was finished, I gently tucked it inside the lid! Ta-da...hidden pincushion. Now, when I'm sewing, I can keep the pincushion upside down on the teapot...
And then turn it right-side up when I'm done! This keeps the pins safe and secure.
Curious about the full tutorial? Please click over to my original post for all the steps and materials/tools that I used!

To see more: http://www.sadieseasongoods.com/sewing-to-a-tea-the-hidden-pin-cushion/

Ask the creator about this project

  • Patricia
    Patricia Lebanon, OH
    on May 19, 2015

    I just love this idea! You did a fabulous job.

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on May 19, 2015

    This is just the cutest! Loveee this idea!

    • Shandy Whatson
      Shandy Whatson
      on May 19, 2015

      @Sadie Seasongoods That has got to be the most adorable makeover I've seen. What a great idea for a sewing friends birthday, or even a sewers "get well" gift. Love it.... and thanks for sharing. ♥

  • Margaret Smith
    Margaret Smith Callahan, FL
    on May 19, 2015

    So cute.

  • Candy Berg
    Candy Berg Owens Cross Roads, AL
    on May 19, 2015

    That's awes. Thanks for sharing

  • Kathy Cummings Huffman
    Kathy Cummings Huffman Harlowton, MT
    on May 19, 2015

    What a great idea! So cute too :)

  • Debbee Winegar
    Debbee Winegar Red Bluff, CA
    on May 19, 2015

    I really love this! I sew and I am always hunting for my pin cushions while I am sewing as they are the tomatoes and roll everywhere! This is cute and looks very stable, also I can throw babbles inside that pertain to what I am working on! What a fantastic idea!!

  • Grace
    Grace Lexington, KY
    on May 19, 2015

    I can never have enough pin cushions! I get rid of them...and then they come back with vengeance, and this will only encourage their come back, lol! Absolutely darling!

  • Cyndi Dimanno-Valentine
    Cyndi Dimanno-Valentine Maryville, TN
    on May 19, 2015

    Too cute

  • Ellen H
    Ellen H Hamden, OH
    on May 19, 2015

    How cute! Would make a sweet gift.

  • Julie
    Julie Seminole, FL
    on May 19, 2015

    Love it

  • Rachel
    Rachel Houston, TX
    on May 19, 2015

    My mom collected tea sets and I learned a lot about crafting, sewing and decorating from her, so I would love to make one of those and have next to my sewing machine. Each time I look at I will remember all she left for me to past on to my daughters. So I am going to keep a lookout for tea pots at the thrift shop near me.

  • Marcia R
    Marcia R Toledo, OH
    on May 19, 2015

    What an awesome idea. Love this!!! Would be perfect for leaving it sit out by my sewing machine at the kitchen table instead of the sewing basket & I love teapots. Thanks for sharing.

  • Sandy T
    Sandy T Kenly, NC
    on May 19, 2015

    I love it!

  • Kat
    Kat Carol Stream, IL
    on May 19, 2015

    Excellent idea. So cute

  • June Land
    June Land Madison, NC
    on May 19, 2015

    Well, that's just cute!

  • Jane H
    Jane H Marble, NC
    on May 19, 2015

    this would make a great gift for the person who don't sew but needs to put a button back on - a safety-pin... as well as seamstress. I think I will do it for my daughter-in-law who can never find her quick fix sewing things -- everything she needs in one spot! This is just adorable- thank you for sharing!

  • Claudia Dettlinger
    Claudia Dettlinger Pittsburgh, PA
    on May 19, 2015


  • Jan C
    Jan C Graham, NC
    on May 19, 2015

    Very creative!

  • Elaine Duncan
    Elaine Duncan Pinellas Park, FL
    on May 19, 2015

    So glad that beautiful tea pot gets to stay around as a lovely (& still useful) object. What a sweet gift for any sewer...especially beginners. A special way to pass on the legacy of home keeping!

  • Cindy
    Cindy Colorado Springs, CO
    on May 19, 2015

    Such a good idea!! SHHHHHH it will be your secret LOL I love it and you also get to keep your beautiful tea pot out and use it when ever you need a pin :) Very cute = Great Job

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