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Handmade pincushion filled with emery to keep pins sharp!

Fabric: Retro Print Blue
Size: approx 3 inches (7.62 cm) square

This one’s larger than my regular Cotton Emery Pincushions. It has over double the amount of emery tucked inside.

Are you familiar with the little strawberry that comes along with the classic tomato pincushion? Do you know the purpose of that strawberry? Its purpose is to keep your pins and needles sharp. It's filled with a mineral called "emery". Emery resembles fine metal shavings. It's used as an abrasive in industrial applications and on things like emery boards.

I searched high and low for a larger emery pincushion with no luck, so I decided to start making my own. I've been making and selling them since 2006.

My emery pincushions are covered twice. I wanted to be sure that the emery didn't escape through the seams or through pinholes made into the fabric. I first made a little muslin pillow filled with emery, then covered that with the print fabric.

This is the perfect pincushion...It’s cute, it’s heavy so it won't slide around your work surface, it holds your pins and needles, and they're sharpened with every jab. What more could you want from a pincushion?

This listing is for one pincushion. If you would like to purchase more than one, just contact me.

The design placement on each pincushion is slightly different. Yours may not match the photos.

As seen on "Haute & Bothered" Season 2!
You can see this pincushion in the screenshots above. It's on the right side of the desk in the third photo. (You'll notice one of my monogrammed coffee cup pincushions in this shot also.)

The last picture shows what emery looks like. If you'd like to purchase just the emery to make your own pincushions, you can find it here...

Please check my shop for more Emery Pincushions.

Large Emery Pincushions:

Regular Emery Pincushions:

Thanks for looking!

Large Emery Pincushion / Pin Cushion - Retro Print Blue

$12.00 USD
Only 1 available
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  • Handmade Supply
  • Materials: cotton, fabric, emery, muslin
  • Feedback: 1942 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Maryland, United States