It took (almost) a week to complete, but not only have I created one cupcake pincushion from my Warm Fuzzies book, but 5 (I’m only showing four since my first one didn’t turn out as nice as what I had hoped)! This was a relatively easy project to sew up – no sewing machine was required (lots of hand sewing and glue), but the results are fantastic. I did learn a few things along the way:
1) Stretch and roll your felt as you go – this gives you a tight roll and will give you an extra layer when you’re finished.
2) Felt density really does make a difference – the heavier the felt, the harder it is to get a good roll going, especially if you’re making a miniature version.
3) When sewing up your roll, make sure that all your materials are ready to go – your needle is threaded and knotted so you never have to let go of your project until it is sewn up… you may have disastrous results may occur (i.e. unrolling of all your hard work!).
4) Thanks to a tip from Amy M., I was able to find prepackaged felt balls at my local Hobby Lobby store!