Monday, October 10

Off the "To Do" list

 When I saw this on Pinterest, I immediately put it on my to-do list. I have several pin cushions but I always stack a pile of pins right next to my sewing machine, that I would invariably accidentally elbow,  then end up chasing pins off the floor. This past weekend, the chasing was only partly successfully and I stepped on one of the stray pins, while barefoot. OUCH. 

This only took 30 minutes, a small piece of fabric, matching ribbon and a bit of velcro. I can take it off easily when it's in the way, like when I have to maneuver a quilt and it's right there to catch pins while I'm sewing other things.

I'm kicking myself for not making it earlier. My advice : Make one. It's time wisely invested!

Update : 
I received a question about how I used the velcro. The answer is right here

A piece on each end of the ribbon, it attaches in the back of the machine


  1. VERY CLEVER! hope your foot is okay! OUCH!

  2. Great idea! I use a little bowl and then stick my fingers getting them out. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thanks for the update - that's very clever. I was imagining that you'd stuck one side of the velcro to the machine!

  4. That is a GREAT idea! I do believe I'm going to make one.

  5. I need one of those! I first saw one of these on Pinterest.
    New follower!

  6. Great idea to have the pins on your machine!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  7. Great idea! Thanks so much for linking up--hope you'll be back this week!

  8. what a great idea1 I should make one of these too! we are featuring it on the blog today, Caroline! thanks for sharing... have a lovely weekend!



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