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These handmade spool pincushions are filled with emery to keep pins sharp.

Are you familiar with the little strawberry that comes along with that tomato? Do you know the purpose of the strawberry? It's an emery pincushion. 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.

We can all purchase the tiny strawberry, but this is a larger emery pincushion.

Each spool is approximately 2" tall. This listing is for two spools and the yellow box.

I didn’t add any fiberfill or any other type of filler to the pincushions. It’s pure emery, tightly packed to keep those pins and needles sharp.

The emery is enclosed in its own little casing inside the felt to be sure that no emery escapes through pinholes.

The pincushions and the yellow box are all hand-stitched and made from ecospun polyester felt made from recycled post-consumer plastic bottles.

The last picture shows what emery looks like. If you'd like to purchase just the emery to make your own pincushions, please check my shop to see it listed.

Please check my shop for more Emery Pincushions.

Thanks for looking!

RESERVED FOR HJ - Emery Pincushion / Pin Cushion - Sewing Spools


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: pincushion, felt, emery, ecospun polyester felt, recycled plastic bottles
  • Only ships to United States from Maryland, United States.
  • Feedback: 1957 reviews
  • Favorited by: 1 person