Friday, August 28, 2015

How to make a Pin Cushion for a sewing machine

Guys I've done it-  I've solved a major problem!!   I figured out how to keep from losing my pins when sewing, I made a Pin cushion that attaches to my sewing machine.


Sewing Machine Pin Cushion  |  Learn how to make an easy pin cushion that attaches to your sewing machine  |  She's Crafty





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I do a tiny bit of sewing.  I say a tiny bit because I am no seamstress.  I can't follow a pattern, don't use technical terms and make stuff up as I go.  But when I do sew those simple projects, I lose my pin cushion all the time.  

To solve that problem, I made a pin cushion that will stay put.  The directions are very simple so you can make a sewing machine pin cushion too.



How to make a Pin Cushion for a sewing machine

supplies needed for sewing machine pin cushion:

scrap of fabric (mine is approximately 3" x 4")
1 inch elastic- 2 pieces (approximately 9 inches each)
sewing machine - this is the one I have.  It is a good basic sewing machine!
needle and thread


How to make a Pin Cushion for a sewing machine

How to make a pin cushion for your sewing machine

  • Place right sides of the fabric together, then put the elastic edge right up to the edge on the short side of the fabric.



How to make a Pin Cushion for a sewing machine


  • Sew all the way around the fabric, leaving a 2 inch opening.



How to make a Pin Cushion for a sewing machine


  • Turn the fabric right side out and stuff the cushion until it is full.
  • Hand stitch the opening closed.



How to make a Pin Cushion for a sewing machine


  • Sew a small square of velcro at the end of each piece of elastic.  



How to make a Pin Cushion for a sewing machine


  • Wrap the elastic around the sewing machine and connect it with the velcro.  The elastic holds the pin cushion on and is removable if needed.

How to make a Pin Cushion for a sewing machine

This Pin Cushion that is attached to my sewing machine is so handy!  It keeps pins right where they are needed!

10 comments:

  1. Very clever...well done! Have you figured out all the settings on your sewing machine? I have one similar to yours. Right now all I'm doing are repairs and hemming.

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    1. Thanks Donna! No, I barely know how to use my machine. It's kind of embarrassing. I only know how to straight stitch and zig zag. One of these days I need to learn how to sew properly. :) Thanks for your comment, have a great week!!

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  7. Cool. Nice and simple for me as a beginner. My daughter and I plan to make one together since she’s a beginner too. Thanks

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  8. Hello. I’m a little confused when sewing on the elastic. I know I’m missing something, but not sure. I see the elastic and turn it inside out the elastic isn’t out the sides as in your pictures.

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    1. I put the right sides of the fabric together with the elastic inside. The edges run along the edges of the fabric. After sewing, I turned it right side out and the elastic edge is inside and the long pieces are outside. Kinda confusing but hopefully that helps!

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