Sunday, December 8, 2013

Pincushion ...

I use magnetic pin holders a lot and I had been thinking I needed another one so I can leave one near my sewing machine while the others (yes two - I use two different kinds of pins!) sit on the sewing/cutting table.  However I realised that what would work better is a pincushion on a cuff.  I was gifted one once but it died an unnatural pincushion death as it had that kind of strap that you slap on your wrist and it goes from straight to holding your wrist ... aka a kid magnet!

I looked in Spotlight but ugliness and nastiness abounded, so I remembered a sewing buddy making some many years ago.  A search of the web and I found this tutorial which is very good to follow and now I have my own...

I did use the hint at the top of the tutorial and put a 2" square of template plastic into the middle of the strap by inserting it through the gap used to turn the strap out the right way.  I then folded the gap edges tidily over it and top stitched the strap as per the instructions. 

  It works great and would be a great gift for a like-minded sewing buddy...

 Ciao kittens, back with pants soon (honest!)


  1. What a great idea for a gift and I have often wondered if I would use one.

  2. I have had that tutorial bookmarked for months. You have just reminded me to make one. Yours looks great.

  3. What a great idea, much safer than pitting the pins in your mouth which I'm guilt of doing!

  4. That looks handy. I love the cute pussycat strap!

  5. These are so handy and i was lucky enough to get one off our mutual sewing friend when it was too small for everyone else!! Great idea.


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