Looking for a clever way to keep track of pins and needles while you are sewing? This handy pincushion attaches right onto your sewing machine with sweetly tied ribbon bow. Avoid pricking your finger with pointy stray pins once and for all with unique pincushion!
I chose a bright vibrant shade (IL019 linen in Turtle Green) to help me jazz up my sewing machine and stay organized. In fact, I just used a scrap piece from a previous project. This is another great way to make use of any extra pieces of linen you have laying around. I matched my fabric with a blue ribbon, but you can choose whatever colors you like for your pincushion.
Getting into a sewing frenzy is crazy enough without having to dig and search for a needle in a sea of fabric. You’ll be able to relax and sew in a more peaceful, and less cluttered environment.
Add this adorable pincushion to your sewing machine and make your life a little easier. Most importantly- your sewing machine pincushion will help you as you continue to create beautiful things from linen!
- A sewing machine. (You can also sew this by hand)
- “Fluff” for stuffing.
I used a scrap piece of linen to make my sewing machine pincushion. The measurements do not have to be precise but they should more of less be the width the arm of your sewing machine. I measured and cut my linen at 7”x7”.I like to get my ribbon ready at this point too. The ribbon should wrap around the arm of your sewing machine, while still having extra length to work with.
I wanted to make it really easy to show where to sew, so I used fabric chalk to make it clearer. Sew along the marked edges, but pay attention to the two small gaps I left unmarked. As you sew, skip over these two small areas to leave a small opening on each side. This is where we will slip our ribbon through later.
One more important note! I should have marked this more clearly, but you must leave an additional gap on one side to be able to fit your stuffing through. Just leave some space next to one of the openings for the ribbon. The following picture will demonstrate exactly what I mean.
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