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Thread: Very Clever!!!

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    Very Clever!!!

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    Fantastic idea!
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    Oh, that's one of those, why didn't I think of that. Love it. I was thinking you could attach it with elastic as well.

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    that is a good idea , could also be used as a x-mas gift along with a sewing machine cover.
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    Now why didn't I think of that lol...thanks for the link

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    Very good idea.
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    thank you for the great idea....

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    ​Make sure you add a piece of plastic inside the pin cushion on the back so you don't scratch up your machine with the pins.

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    well for Pete's sake...I know I should have been able to come up with that!!! Neat

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    Martha Stewart demonstrated a similar one on her show. I am a bit dubious about pins scratching my machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diannek View Post
    well for pete's sake...i know i should have been able to come up with that!!! Neat
    that's what i said!!! Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thinkuvme2 View Post
    Great idea. I was thinking you could put velcro on to attach instead of tying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thinkuvme2 View Post
    I recently made several of these pincushions but found them floppy when tied with ribbon. Didn't have an extra finger around to hold the knot while I tied the bow so couldn't get it tight. Then I made one using Velcro & wah-lah- made a great fit.
    Great gift for sewing friends.

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    Great idea!
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    great idea!!!!

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    If you poke your pins in too deep they will scratch the machine's finish. It's called "pin rash".
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    I've made a few of those with velcro, I have several machines so I needed more than one. I also have made them for gifts.

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    I wonder if you used elastic and then just slipped it on it that would work. Not a fan of tying it as my DD would just untie it when ever she notices it. Maybe I would try the velcro and see if she would take it off then. I think it would be hard to put plastic in the thing if you have to turn it right side out. Has anyone done this yet?
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    When I was in high school (l955) our home ec teacher had us make 1-1/2 x 2-1/2" pin cushions that we put elastic on and they fit on the top of the machine, always out of the way and handy. Since the machines are so much bigger now, I just made a smaller one, put velcro on the bottom and the other end of the vecro on the machine and there it sticks, again, up out of the way...works for me!

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    Why didn"t I think of that? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    If you poke your pins in too deep they will scratch the machine's finish. It's called "pin rash".
    I've used mine for sev. months now & have never poked the pins in so that they scratched my machine. I stuffed mine pretty fat with polyester batting.
    I had no trouble putting pcs. of Velcro inside then turning it right side out to finish it.

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    Looks pretty easy but nice. Thanks for sharing.

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    Great idea, you could also do wider straps and use velcro

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