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Grandma's Pincushion Thread Catcher Tutorial
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Forget simple, boring pincushions. Grandma's Pincushion Thread Catcher Tutorial is a must for your sewing table. Only the wisdom of a grandmother could have inspired such a brilliant sewing contraption. The weighted pincushion not only stores your pins, but also holds a hanging bin steady so you can discard any thread or spools quickly. Use any fabric to customize this pincushion thread catcher. You will be able to keep track of your pins and keep your sewing area neat all at once. Sewing has never been more efficient.
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Nov 28, 2018
What a novel idea! I certainly have never have seen one of these. I think I might also attached some non slip fabric to the bottom of the pin cushion do that it wouldn't be easy to knock off the table. I have always used a little bowl for my thread off cuts but it fills up so fast and this pin cushion thread catcher combo will work beautifully.
maggiedrafts0624 5 451564
Jan 24, 2018
I use the bags that dry cereal come in to put inside my "thread catcher" bags. The threads, snips, scraps, etc. are easily discarded with nothing sticking to the lining of the bag!
Crafty lady 007
Jan 26, 2017
Im gping to have to make a few of these for my sewing station in my craft room. I may have to ask my husband for something heavier than door hinges for weights. I'm famous for knocking pins to the floor.
Jan 11, 2017
I can't say I have just one favorite project being that several are my favorites. This pincushion-thread catcher is one of them. Thanks all free sewing for all the projects I am able to learn to make.
Dec 21, 2016
A thread catcher and weighted pin holder combination I find is absolutely essential when using a serger and very nice to have at a regular sewing machine. The tutorial is easy to follow. Great scrap fabric project and wonderful gift idea for any sewer. Using boning to keep the thread catcher always open seems a small challenge but well worth the effort.
Apr 29, 2016
This is a genius idea!! One of my least favorite parts of sewing is the little collection of loose thread and debris that piles up by my elbow. I'll definitely be making one of these to put by my machine.
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Mar 12, 2016
I have been looking for a pattern for one of these! So glad to finally have found one. The good thing about this set up is the thread catcher hangs off the table and doesn't take up room on my sewing table--the table is always so crowded. I think I will modify it slightly by velcroing on the bag straps to the bottom of the pin cushion. I would probably have all the pins falling into the trash bin when I emptied the thread catcher. Velcro would make that easier.
Dec 21, 2016
I totally agree with you on my pins all falling in the trash can also. Have you made this with the velcro yet? Does it work? I was wandering myself if you could find some way to seperate them to not bring the whole thing wit you. This seems like a great pattern and a very cute looking design. I love it.
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Feb 15, 2016
What a brilliant idea - just what I need. This will be my next project!
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Feb 12, 2016
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Nov 15, 2015
My name is Kim, and I made this today out of AZ CARDINALS print and I really like it . Thank you for this clever pin cushion.. p.s. I LOVE MY CARDINALS ,BIG BIG FAN
Oct 13, 2015
Great idea!!!! Totally making this!
Feb 17, 2015
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