This cupcake hanger looks really fun in my kitchen. I used three different pink fabrics for the bun cases and some chunky purple rik-rak for the hanging loops. For the backing and icing I used some white cotton sheeting. You can use whatever colours you like for the buncases and then choose some rik-rak to match. If you haven't any rik-rak you could use ribbon instead. Instructions with pictures are on the Cupcake Hanger In Pictures page.
- Print off and cut out the cupcake template.
- Cut out a piece of patterned fabric 4" by 3 1/4" for the bun case.
- Cut out one piece of white fabric 4" by 2 1/4" for the icing and one piece 4" by 4" for the backing.
- Cut out a piece of wadding 4" by 4".
- Cut a length of rik rak or ribbon 4" long.
- Fold and press a 3/4" seam in the bun case fabric to give you a piece of fabric 4" by 2 1/2".
- Assemble the quilt sandwich starting with the wadding first.
- Fold the white backing piece in half to give a crease mark from top to bottom and then place the white backing piece on top of it.
- Fold the rik-rak or ribbon in half and place it down the crease mark with the cut edges at the top.
- Place the bun case fabric, right side down, wrong side facing you onto the sandwich. It should cover the bottom half of the quilt sandwich.
- Place the white icing fabric onto the quilt sandwich lining up the top edges. If you want you can pin the layers together at this stage.
- Place the template onto the sandwich and draw around it. I used a blue trick marker which washes away with water, you could use a pencil instead.
- Sew all the way around the cupcake shape with a sewing machine.
- Cut all around the cupcake shape leaving a narrow 1/4" seam.
- Turn the cupcake inside out through the gap between the icing and bun case and press with an iron. You might need a blunt pencil to push out the corners.
- Hand stitch quilting lines onto the bun case. I used 3 strands of dark grey embroidery cotton. You can either stitch just simple straight lines or add a curvy top.
- Finally I sewed a button on each one to make the cherry and hung them from a 40cm wooden spoon.