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1-Minute DIY Magnetic Pin Jar Tutorial

Updated February 22, 2022
1-Minute DIY Magnetic Pin Jar Tutorial
1-Minute DIY Magnetic Pin Jar Tutorial

From the Blogger: "We all need pins to sew, and there is no end of ways to keep our pins handy. From elaborate pin cushions to DIY magnetic dishes, they all have their pros and cons. If you like the idea of a magnetic solution, give this recycling idea a try.

Take an empty face cream jar, add a magnet and in about a minute - no lie - you've got yourself a solution that will keep your pins together and, more importantly, facing the right way so that you can grab them without stabbing yourself!"

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Beginner

Materials List

  • An empty face cream jar
  • A button magnet (or two)
  • Glue

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I am a total klutz, so when it comes to dealing with finicky sewing notions, I am always afraid of a major spill. This magnet pin jar reduces my accident-prone anxiety at the sewing table considerably by keeping all of my pins securely in place. I can't wait to find more life-proof sewing gear like this :)

Wow what a fabulous idea on a different twist on a pincushion. A pin dish. I love it. Great way to dress up the sewing room with a dish that may have a sentimental value that you were keeping or explore the thrift store for a neat one and paint and add the magnets to it. You can get the magnets very cheap. A great gift for that sewer mom for Mother's Day . Great idea.

I love this idea. It is so super simple it's almost crazy! But oh what a game changer this is. Think of all the ugly old dishes you have that can be turned into something very practical, I can see making some magnetic dishes not only to hold the pins in my sewing room but also for booby pins in the bathroom, or keys by the entry way. Or also as a way to hold nails and screws on the work bench. There are so many possibilities. Thanks for such an easy and affordable project how to.

A magnetic pin dish works great except that if the pins stay in it too long then when you reach to get a pin many others come with it as they have become magnitized to each other. Or at least this has been my experience.

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