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Handmade pincushion filled with emery to keep pins sharp!

Fabric: Pink Flowers with Gold Scrolls
Size: approx 2 1/2inches (6.35 cm) square

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 will be different. Yours may not match the photos.

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:

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Emery Pincushion / Pin Cushion - Keeps Pins Sharp - Pink Flowers with Gold Scrolls


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: emery, cotton, muslin
  • Ships worldwide from Maryland, United States
  • Feedback: 1957 reviews
  • Favorited by: 6 people

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