verybigjen

Schmaltzy Craftsy - Handcrafted Pincushions & Feltwork

Enon, Ohio | 533 Sales

verybigjen

Schmaltzy Craftsy - Handcrafted Pincushions & Feltwork

Enon, Ohio 533 Sales On Etsy since 2007

5 out of 5 stars
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Announcement   ***Only In-stock items are up for sale currently as they can be shipped same/next day. ***

Schmaltzy Craftsy makes felt handmade pincushions of extraordinary awesomeness for the sew'er in your life. The perfect gift for the crafter who has everything.

NEED IT FAST? The READY TO SHIP section or IN STOCK title will point you to pincushions that are actually in stock and can ship next day. All others: Current shipping window since everything is made to order is 14-21 days.

I SHIP USPS FIRST CLASS FOR FREE IN THE USA ONLY. I cannot offer Overnight mail, or free international shipping at this time, sorry. I DO remove a couple bucks off shipping for international orders (what US shipping typically costs me), but that's the best I can do. International shipping it too costly to absorb fully.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 11, 2018

***Only In-stock items are up for sale currently as they can be shipped same/next day. ***

Schmaltzy Craftsy makes felt handmade pincushions of extraordinary awesomeness for the sew'er in your life. The perfect gift for the crafter who has everything.

NEED IT FAST? The READY TO SHIP section or IN STOCK title will point you to pincushions that are actually in stock and can ship next day. All others: Current shipping window since everything is made to order is 14-21 days.

I SHIP USPS FIRST CLASS FOR FREE IN THE USA ONLY. I cannot offer Overnight mail, or free international shipping at this time, sorry. I DO remove a couple bucks off shipping for international orders (what US shipping typically costs me), but that's the best I can do. International shipping it too costly to absorb fully.

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About

You wouldn't think pincushions needed such a long story

First off, I'm jen. I'm a degreed Graphic Designer by trade. I do logos and websites, etc. I live in Western Ohio, I'm married and have two dogs and two cats.

Once had dropped one of those magnetic pincushions on floor and it threw pins everywhere. In picking them up I embedded one in my foot and it broke off, so off to the ER I went. When I started making my bottlecap pincushions I thought it would to be cute little leave behind gifts for my historical re-enactment group about 2006. I thought a bottlecap wasa handy base for a size for any bag, basket or pouch for the small projects we'd all carry with us to work on. Then I got carried away.

I started wanting to see how many forms and motifs I could swing out of a lowly pop bottlecap. Then I started making other sizes and shapes without bottlecaps. And started using other larger bottlecaps. I've been in two books now and very nearly was going to be on Martha Stewart once. I realized HOW you make them in important, they need to HOLD the pins, not just hold them up. When you drop it they need to be securely held in place. That's why I use SO much fiberfill. They nearly crunch when you poke a pin in and they are held firm!

For someone who makes such pretty, feminine and flowery pincushions, you'd think I'm a girly girl. I'm not, I just have a respect for classical motifs and vintage embellishment as a designer I guess. All the same, it made me ask "Why do pincushions always have to be boring, utilitarian tomatoes, or lifeless blah magnets? Can't they be bright, pretty and daring? Why can't they be both pretty AND secure?" Doesn't your sewing desk deserve a sunray?

Shop members

  • Jen

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Jen Segrest is a graphic and web designer in the Dayton, Ohio area. She's married and an unrepentant a Mac user with two cats and two dogs. She basically spends every waking moment online doing one thing or another while binging TV.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 28, 2017
The best pincushions are adorably cute, obnoxiously bright & cheery pincushions that will last years and add cuteness to any space. No boring tomatoes here.

I only use 100% post consumer recycled polyester felt by Kunin (made from discarded pop bottles). All filling is 100% Polyester polyfil. No wool allergies.

After I had a surgical procedure to remove half a broken pin from my foot after dropping a magnetic "pincushion" I started making them. I make sure they are all solidly packed so you don't lose pins when you drop them, and deep enough to not poke your fingers when you carry them.

NOT A PET FREE HOME. Pets are awesome! Materials are kept in my studio, closed off from pets, in sealed containers and cabinets whenever possible - BUT HAIR HAPPENS! I make all attempts to prevent is but damn they are cute.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I will refund within 14 days of shipping.
After 14 days I will only exchange or give store credit.
Payment
Paypal or Etsy pay ONLY.
No Money order, wire transfers or checks.
Shipping
Pincushions with cardboard bottoms are sent boxed via priorty mail.
All others are send first class mail. Upgrading available.
Additional policies and FAQs
Like something but not the color? Everything can be made to order! just ask!