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This large, handmade tomato pincushion is filled with emery to keep pins sharp. It's my spin on the classic tomato pincushion.

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 wouldn’t you like a larger emery pincushion? A tomato sized emery pincushion? I hope so because here it is!

This felt tomato measures approximately 3 inches (7.62 cm) across and almost 2 inches (5.08 cm) high.

It’s filled with a full 1/2 cup of emery. I didn’t add any fiberfill or any other type of filler. 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.

This pincushion is made from ecospun polyester felt made from recycled post-consumer plastic bottles.

I love this pincushion! It’s very heavy so it won't slide around your work surface, it holds your pins and needles, they're sharpened with every jab, and it's cute. 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 fourth 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.

Your Tomato Pincushion won't match the one pictured exactly, but it will be very close.

Please check my shop for an adorable matching Pincushion Ring.
I also have other Emery Pincushions and Pincushion Rings.

The shipping may look high to you on this item. That's because of the weight. This pincushion weighs approximately 9 ounces!

Thanks for looking!

Emery Pincushion / Pin Cushion - Felt Red Tomato


  • Handmade Supply
  • Materials: pincushion, felt, emery, ecospun polyester felt, recycled plastic bottles
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
  • Feedback: 1957 reviews
  • Favorited by: 19 people