Easy DIY Magnetic Pin Dish

By: Cheri from I Am Momma Hear Me Roar
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Pincushions are great, but if you want an impossibly easy way to keep your pins in place while you aren't using hem, try the Easy DIY Magnetic Pin Dish. You don't need to sew a stitch to keep your pins neat and organized. This quick project will totally revitalize your sewing desk! Never worry about pins coming lose and rolling away again. They'll stay just where you left them - safe and sound in the pin dish. This is the perfect organization project for the busy sewist who doesn't have time to sew her own pincushion. Just buy a few cheap magnets and you're halfway there.

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Time to CompleteUnder an hour


For more ways to keep your sewing room organized, check out 26 Fabric Baskets, Boxes and Storage: How to Organize.

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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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