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« on: June 17, 2009 12:40:44 PM »

I want to make some pincushions, but don't want to use pollyfill as the stuffing. I want something heavier. Does anyone have any suggestions?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2009 02:17:23 PM »

Not sure if it would work for pincushions, but what about adding some rice to the polyfill to give it some weight.

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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2009 05:58:36 PM »

You might be able to use some fine sawdust. Don't they sometimes use some corn husk product for this as well?  You could buy some sand from any craft store and fill your pin cushions with that as well. 

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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2009 04:21:32 PM »

From what I've heard, sawdust is/was very common. I would think polyfil could be used if you put something heavier in the base of the cushion--a big pebble, 2 or 3 marbles, some of those plastic pellets used in some toys and computer wrist pads, a few coins, or some BBs.

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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2009 02:18:41 PM »

After you weight down your pincushions with sawdust, sand pebbles, glass marbles, fish tank chips or anything else you want to use, you could then stuff it with old pantyhose, scraps of fabric,,felt or even a halved styrofoam ball and then layer a shoulder pad over the styrofoam before you cover it with the final fabric.  I made a pin cushion by placing a halved styrofoam ball in the rounded lid from Coty face powder that I had already covered with fabric. put put some fabric scraps around the ball to fill in the spaces, then covered it with the fabric and tucked it in the lid.  I love it. 

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