Saturday, March 15, 2008

Saturday Sewing Tip

Today's tip is: have more than one pin cushion! One would be for pins, of course. But you can use another to keep pre-threaded needles on hand. This is great if you're like me and you work on multiple projects. I always try to have at least one white and one black threaded needle. But I also have pink, lavendar, green, red or any other color I will need for whatever "WIPs" I've got going.

There are tutorials out there for really nice pincushions, if you're inclined to make some yourself. Here's a link to a blog with an easy, cute one. Just check her sidebar!

Have fun this weekend!


Hyena In Petticoats said...

Thanks for the link love, and for your support on my scammer issue!

I hope your pincushions turn out well!

Leah xxx

Daisys Little Cottage said...

Thank you! Have been wanting to give pincushions a try but didnt want to have to forge my own pattern. Nice to see another Pennsylvanian blogging.
Kindest regards,

Knittypants said...

That's a great tip, I would never have thought of it, but it makes so much sense. Thanks :)

Debbie J. said...

Good tip! We are thinking alike this week. I made a pink and brown, you guessed it, John Deere bag yesterday. Its up on the blog. I thought about you yesterday because I got a little plastic bowl that has a screw on lid and dumped a bunch of pins in it to put beside my machine. Its deep enough they can't fall out. I had so many on my magnetic ones they kept falling everywhere!

Daisys Little Cottage said...

Dont I feel like the goof! I guess the image of you and Mike in Johnstown Pa stuck in my pea size brain!!!!
Well, Im not real bright but I have a nice personality!

Angel Jem said...

Thanks for the links!
My sewing goes in cycles; either I'm not making or I'm making seven things at once! But I think the multiple pin cushions sounds like a good idea!

Terri said...

I like the new look of the blog. Very springy :-)!

happyhousewife said...

This is a great tip, I have thought about doing this, but never taken the time. Thanks for the reminder.