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Handmade Pin Cushion - Emery Pincushion - Felt Pea Pod - Three Peas in a Pod ......

Keeps your pins sharp and organized.
This emery pincushion isn't just cute. It's practical too!

Featured as a "Staff Pick" in the Feb/Mar 2010 issue of Quilters Newsletter Magazine!

Are you familiar with the little strawberry that comes along with the famous tomato pincushion? Do you know the purpose of that 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 or black sand. It’s used as an abrasive in industrial applications and on things like emery boards.

The three little peas in this pincushion are filled with emery. There’s a little muslin sack inside each one full of emery, nothing else.

My Emery Pincushions are always covered twice. This helps ensure that the emery doesn’t escape through the seams or pinholes made into the fabric.

Do you ever have trouble grasping a small pin from your pincushion when it’s hidden below your larger pins? The three little peas could help you keep your pins and needles organized - easy to see and grasp just the one you‘re looking for. One pea for needles, one for large pins and one for small pins. Your pins are organized and they’re sharpened with every jab. Perfect!

The peapod is made from ecospun polyester felt made from recycled post-consumer plastic bottles.

No glue was used. It’s all hand-stitched.

The pea pod measures approximately 4 1/4 inches (10.8 cm) long by 1 1/4 inch (3.18 cm) wide and 3/4 inch (1.91 cm) high. This is my "regular size pea pod". If you'd like a large one, you can find it here:

Please note that your Pea Pod Emery Pincushion won't match the one pictured *exactly*. It'll be very close though.

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

More emery pincushions in my shop...

Thanks for looking!

Pea Pod Emery Pincushion Copyright 2008
Please do not duplicate. Thanks!

Emery Pincushion / Pin Cushion - Felt Pea Pod - Three Peas in a Pod


  • Handmade Supply
  • Materials: pincushion, emery, felt, ecospun polyester felt, recycled plastic bottles
  • Ships worldwide from Maryland, United States
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