Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Where have I seen this before?

This looks a bit familiar, don't you think?

I'm in no way saying Indygo Junction stole my idea because I absolutely do NOT take any credit for the design of the pincushion I show in my tutorial. I copied that pincushion from one my mother made me in the 70's. I'm not sure where she got the idea from but I know she made them to sell at a craft fair to raise money for the Boy Scouts, I think. Anyway, if want to make a pincushion to hold the long thread spools, now you know where you can get a pattern...or how you can adapt the design to accomodate them. ;-)


  1. This pattern has been around for YEARS in many different forms. I also received one from my grand mother years ago ( in the 60's)but it held the smaller spools for traveling, mending, etc.
    Enjoy being so creative in your own projects and ideas...

  2. PM

    I found your site when I was googling pin cushions a while back. My mom also had one of these when I was growing up. I love it. I haven't gotten around to making one of my own yet...but I'm glad that I have a good pattern to work from whenever I do!

  3. Maarit12:08 AM

    Greatings from Finland! I think that your model is much better!