While pincushions range from super simple to elaborate, they all serve an important purpose, so they're worth doing right.
Making your own is easy!
We have the best Walnut Shells especially for our pincushion projects
The weight of the ground walnut shells will keep the pincushion in place during use, and the texture of the finely ground shells will help keep the pins and needles sharp. So it works for both functions and gives the shape of the pincushion a nice feel.
If you choose to use the ground shells, be sure to line the pincushion with muslin or batting scraps to prevent any leaks or seepage at seams.
It is very easy to make a simple bag of muslin, fill it and then insert it into the pincushion before stitching the last seam closed.
Little pin cushion to keep those needles sharp
100% Turkish Emery sand, this is the same emery used in emery boards and those little strawberries that come on some 'tomato' pin cushions.
Emery sand has long been known to sharpen needles but it also cleans them.
Our French square bottle has a slender neck to pour easily into your pin cushion direct.