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the best wrist pin cushion ever !

Susan -homedecsewing | Posted in General Discussion on

Hi all, We all need our pins handy. after adding elastic to a store bought cushion, I thought it was ok, then I stumbled on this idea. Start with a bias cut of silk or cotton 12″x4″ sew into a tube. stuff the tube with with a 4″ piece of jumbo welt , push to center. Then cut a 4″x1  1/2 “piece of plastic, from a coolwhip container lid trim edges round.Slide it in the tube and work it under the welt.This keeps you from sticking yourself. Finish ends and add a little piece of velcro on the ends.It is the most comfortable wristy ever ! Try it . Your Pal , Susan

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  1. sewfar | | #1

    Sounds wonderfully comfortable. It reminds me of the little bias thumb pincushions which are so comfortable but yours sounds so much more useful and practical. Can't wait to get the jumbo welt or do you think I could use rolled up batting and a great printed fabric? Could be elegant or just plain wild and fun.

    1. Susan -homedecsewing | | #2

      Hi Sewfar, Why not try batting, or maybe cotton and some top stitching to keep it tight in the middle ? They are so quick and easy I made 3 so I can always have one at hand in my shop ! I used the jumbo welt cause thats how I thought of it, I had trimmed some extra after braiding 3 stuffed tubes together to make an elegant tieback for draperies. Really pretty in silk. It is so comfy on the wrist, You will love yours ! Happy Sewing, Susan

  2. sewelegant | | #3

    I had to read this a couple of times to visualize it, but now that I've got it... Brilliant!  Will have to make one or two.

  3. sewtherapeutic | | #4

    could you post a picture? would love to see it

    1. Susan -homedecsewing | | #5

      I wish I could , but I haven't actually come all the way into this century yet . I don't have a digital camera. I still take rolls of film in to get developed. Old habits die hard.The only reason I ever gave in to buying a computer was to get grandbaby pictures from Cleveland. That was 3 years ago. so I'm not used to all this new fangled stuff ! lol Its been fun finding you ladies to talk to also.So I guess computers are a good thing after all ! Bye for now, I've got work, praise the Lord, and my machines are calling! Somebody make a wristy and post a pic for me  ! Susan

      1. sewtherapeutic | | #6

        DO YOU HAVE A CELL PHONE THAT TAKES PICTURES? you can email them to yourself if you dont know how call your provider from another phone and write down step by stepso as not to forget :-D

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    ThreadKoe | | #7

    Really nifty and easy idea Susan. Now send it into the tips! :) Cathy

    1. Susan -homedecsewing | | #8

      and how do I do that ? Tips ?

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        ThreadKoe | | #9

        It is easy! Click on the Magazine Tab at the top of the page. Scroll down until you find the Contact Us in blue lettering on the right hand side of the page. It takes you to a page with the info on how to contact the editors and stuff. There is an email address you send your tip to. Or any letters, comments and such. Good luck, maybe you will get published, and win something. Cathy

  5. Elaray | | #10

    What is jumbo welt? My guess is a thick welt used for home dec projects. Am I correct? I hope someone can post a picture.

    1. Susan -homedecsewing | | #11

      yes , you are correct, but you can stuff it with anything I imagine.just not to soft or the pins wont stay.

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