Wednesday 29 April 2015

WOW: How About A Cup Of ?

WOW = WIPs On Wednesdays
I volunteer teach in a women's sewing circle. Each week I show them techniques on getting basic sewing things done and how to use different sewing machines, and feet and stitches and that kind of thing. Lately they've started giving me requests on things they'd like to make. For these young women, that mostly means Pinterest. I find this so interesting and it gives me a fresh insight into what inspires and gives younger sewers the desire to create with fabric. The latest thing they'd like me to teach them is making a fabric tea cup. Why would anyone want one of these? I have no idea. But I do like a challenge.

They gave me the blog '' which is what they're working from although there is no pattern. So I was unsure about the Copyright issues in that so I went looking and found the original source here and they have it up for free on the side as a kind of pattern image. So you can head over there if you're interested in making a cup yourself.

My task to to create the cup without the puffiness so I'll let you know how I get on.

I think its really great when people share their enthusiasm over on the internet for free, its very generous. This tea cup has really inspired so many people and now I find myself showing others how to make it too - it feels so nice to be linked in like that. I wonder how many fabric cups there are being made around the world right now?

What do you think? Does a fabric cup appeal?

What's Your WOW?


  1. hmm never made a cup before, I could see doing one for a little wall hanging to hang by a coffee area in your kitchen

  2. I love a fabric cup Esther! It reminds me I did a quilt with cups some years ago. I should post it in my blog...
    Thank you for the party!

  3. Thank you for sharing the coffee-cup links. So fun! Must try that too!!!!
    Love your parties.

  4. The cup looks fun - but I'd be tempted to make it with buckram or some other fabric stiffener and less 'puff' too. Thanks for sharing the source for this pattern!

  5. What a cute idea, I can see why it caught their fancy.

  6. Well that tea cup doesn't appeal to me. But a teacup quilt would. I am from a generation that used to collect teacups and have several and have given several to my daughters. We always had trousseau teas when I was young and I remember serving tea out of a silver pot, and I had to wear white gloves. LOL. It was fun then today no formalities and it is sad. Hugs Bunny


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