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« on: September 04, 2007 06:46:25 AM »

I saw this: http://superziper.blogspot.com/2007/03/diy-braadeira-de-alfinetes-para-mquina.html

I thought it was a great idea and made one for my sewing machine:


Its just a strap of fabric with velcro on both ends. You attach it to your sewing machine so you can pin your pins while you are sewing. Very handy! Smiley

Its such a simple idea, yet so good. And it decorates the sewing machine too.

In the picture you can also see the first pincushion I made myself. It turned you ok, but I can do better. I used this tutorial: http://whipup.net/2006/03/01/stickin-it-to-the-pincushion/

Thanks for looking.

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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2007 07:04:35 AM »

See so simple yet sooo fantastic! Only problem is I'd have to make a little one as my sewing machine has two large dials on that area and quite a short arm! Whats the best fabric to make it from?
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2007 07:05:45 AM »

Great idea!  I HATE  Angry always having to fumble around for my pincushion.  I think I might have to echo this idea.
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2007 07:09:58 AM »

Miss Lauren - Any kind of cotton I guess. I also have something under the armband in my sewing machine, but since the armbad has velcro you can take it off if needed.

multicrafty - Do it! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2007 07:11:46 AM »

this is the perfect OCD solution to my completely non-OCD ways. now my needles won't just end up on the table next to me and subsequently on the floor. great idea!
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2007 07:28:40 AM »

you know what else you could do?Huh??  inspired from this idea and the love for my magnetic pin cushion......
get some adhesive backed magnet!!!!  you could stickit to where ever it would be the most at hand for you!!!!

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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2007 08:30:53 AM »

awesome!
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2007 09:06:44 AM »

Thank you so much for this idea! My husband has been on me for years about just putting the pins on the table. Especially with a little one on the way, lost pins are no good. I had a couple ideas though. I think I'm going to add a little "pouf" to the center to make it more like a cushion. Also add another piece of Velcro to make it a little smaller so I can take it off my machine and put it on my wrist. I really should go work on my quilt, but I'm so doing this first.  Grin

Finished: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=194205.0

Thanks again for the idea!
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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2007 09:10:54 AM »

This is a great idea.  When I was at school (many moons ago  Wink) my needlework teacher had her own designated sewing machine and she had something like this but she had wadding inbetween to make it padded.  I have to admit I always baste before sewing because I had an accident one time with leaving a pin in the fabric and sewing with it in it - the needle hit the pin and both broke  Embarrassed.  I have one of those pin cushions that resembles the style of a wrist watch which I use when pining fabrics - also attached with a velcro strap.  I might actually make one of these up anyway as you just never know  Wink.

Thanks for the memory jog.

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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2007 01:30:30 PM »

MyWitsAnd4 - Your idea is very good! I thought about adding a velcro on the bottom of my pincushion and the other part on the armband, so that i could attach the pincushion to the sewing machine.
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