Being a sewing studio, we have boxes full of scrap fabrics. It’s time to use them up! So we created this cute DIY project to share with all those who are sewing addicts like us, living with boxes of scrap fabrics.
P.S. This is a great gift for your baking friends.
If you want a copy of this DIY handy, download the PDF.
What you will need:
Go through your scrap fabric box and pick out fabrics that are big enough for this project. Try to aim for cotton and avoid delicate fabrics such as silk or lace.
I used scrap fleece or sweater knit for this part. If you do have any, then you will need approximately ¼ yard of batting.
– Heat n’ bond
– Hand sewing needle
– Sewing machine (of course)
– Cupcake top: cut 2 fabric, cut 2 batting
– Cupcake bottom: cut 2 fabric, cut 2 batting
– Eyes: cut 2 fabric, cut 2 heat n’ bond
– Eyes twinkle: cut 2 fabric, cut 2 heat n’ bond
– Mouth: cut 2 fabric, cut 2 heat n’ bond
– Cheeks: cut 2 fabric, cut 2 heat n’ bond
** seam allowance is 3/8” or 0.5cm **
Step 1: Cupcake bottom
Place the right sides of the cupcake bottom fabric facing together, then place the batting on top of the wrong side of the fabric. Pin everything in place.
Stitch all around, just make sure you leave an opening at the top.
Clip the corners and…
turn the right side out.
You might want to iron the cupcake bottom to keep its shape.
Stitch the lines on the cupcake bottom.
Step 3: Cupcake top
Place the right sides of the fabric facing together, then place the batting on top of the wrong side of the fabric, pin in place.
Stitch all around, make sure you leave an opening at the top.
Trim all the seam allowance to approximately 1/8” and turn the right side out.
Hand stitch the opening shut.
Place the cupcake bottom behind the cupcake top. Hand stitch the cupcake bottom to the cupcake top.
You will want to hand stitch the cupcake top to the cupcake bottom on the front side.
Fuse the heat n’ bond to the face pieces and apply it to the cupcake bottom.
And you’re done!
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