Vanilla-Scented Cupcake Sachets

Materials

  • Polka-dot fabric scraps: white/orange; pink/orange
  • White fine tulle
  • Light pink mini rickrack
  • E beads: pink; clear
  • Seed beads: pink; orange
  • Flower sequins
  • Warm Bead Collection Felt Ball (Feltworks)
  • Vanilla-scented pellets
  • Fiberfill stuffing
  • Scrap cereal cardboard

Tools

  • Circle template
  • Sewing needles: standard; fine (to fit through small beads)
  • Matching sewing thread
  • Optional: Sewing machine and matching thread

Directions

STEP 1

  • For cupcake base, cut a 2-1/2” circle and 3”x8-1/2” strip from pink polka-dot fabric. Placing right sides together, sew edge of circle to base of strip. Sew two sides of strip together to complete the cylinder.

STEP 2

  • Turn piece right side out and place small 2-1/4” cardboard circle inside cylinder and push it down so it rests against the circle base. Fill cylinder halfway with fiberfill stuffing.

STEP 3

  • Pour two tablespoons of pellets over fiberfill, top with more fiberfill, and fold any extra fabric around top down over stuffing.

STEP 4

  • For top of cupcake, cut 4-1/4” circle from orange polka-dot fabric. Sew around outside of circle. Pull thread to begin gathering edges.

STEP 5

  • Stuff top with fiberfill. Place 3” cardboard circle over stuffing. Pull threads tighter to trap cardboard in place.

STEP 6

  • Position stuffed top over stuffed base. Hand sew two pieces together. Tie rickrack around hand stitched seam.

STEP 7

  • Cut 8”x32” rectangle from tulle. Fold tulle into six 2-1/2”-long loops. Use needle and thread to stitch base of all loops together. (Note: There should be a thread in the middle of and a circle of loops.) Sew shaped tulle frosting to top of cupcake.

STEP 8

  • Use remaining thread on needle to stitch bottom of felt ball to center top of tulle frosting. Switch to fine needle and sew a scattering of E beads onto folds of tulle frosting. Sew seed beads over top of felt ball. Sew white flower sequins to tulle, with each one held in place with a single seed bead. Knot thread ends under tulle.
by Heidi Boyd
Vanilla-Scented Cupcake Sachet
Vanilla-Scented Cupcake Sachet Overhead View
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