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.




How to make a Pin Cushion for a sewing machine


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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.

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

8 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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