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An Emery Pincushion for the men who sew! It's covered in a beautiful grey, pinstripe suiting fabric and will keep his pins sharp!

Handmade pincushion filled with emery to keep pins sharp!

Fabric: Grey Pin Stripe
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 fun, 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 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: https://www.etsy.com/shop/dottyral?section_id=5432686

Please check my shop for more Emery Pincushions: http://dottyral.etsy.com

Large Emery Pincushions: https://www.etsy.com/shop/dottyral?section_id=5945820

Regular Emery Pincushions: https://www.etsy.com/shop/dottyral?section_id=5716712

Thanks for looking!

Emery Pincushion / Pin Cushion - Mens Grey Pinstripe - Keeps Pins Sharp


  • Handmade Supply
  • Materials: emery, pincushion, polyester, rayon, spandex, muslin
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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