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. Is it velcroed to the sewing machine?

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

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

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

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

  6. A sewers necessity! Must make one!

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

  8. I would love it if you would link this to my link party. It just started :)

  9. 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

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

  11. 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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