I have gadgets and gizmos and any amount of technology and when I sew I have an all singing, all dancing sewing machine (compared to my original that is). But something was missing. Fumbling about taking pins from my old ‘Dennis the Menace’ tin didn’t work in the middle of sewing. I needed a pin cushion. What’s more when I was in Machynlleth recently I bought some very pretty but very over-priced pins. Then I walked around the corner and saw the same ones in the fabric shop for less than half the price!
I had to justify my expensive heart-head pins. So this afternoon with a few scraps of fabric, a little bit of ribbon and 2 vintage buttons from my burgeoning button box, I made one.
It took just an hour …. and the pins do look pretty.