DIY Upcycled Magnetic Pin Cushion or Bobby Pin Holder Tutorial

how-to-make-magnetic-pin-cushion-bobby-pin-pincushion-holder-tutorial-crafts-diy


Don't you just hate when  you are a humming along on your sewing machine and have to stop to manually push the pins you remove from the fabric into a standard pin cushion? I HATE it.  I prefer to pull pins from a standard pin cushion and unload on a magnetic one.  Most craft or sewing stores sell magnetic holders you can drop pins on but most of the ones I have found are ugly and made out of cheap plastic.  Here's how to diy your own gorgeous version in about 5 minutes or less.  Don't sew? This is also a great way to keep bobby pins under control.

Tag: #sewing #organization #hack #upcycled #pincushion #pin #cushion #tutorial #crafts


You can see a quick demo of how it works here:




You will need:

A pretty vintage plate, tray or small bowl from a thrift store or use one laying around the home.
Strong magnet(s)
Strong glue 
Scraps from a sheet of craft foam (optional)


supplies-diy-how-to-make-magnetic-pin-cushion-bobby-pin-holder-sewing-upcycled

Step 1:

Snag a super cute, small vintage tray, plate or bowl from the thrift store or around your home. I got mine at Goodwill for 99 cents. Make sure to give it a good cleaning with dish soap and water.  I thought mine was a cream color but after a good cleaning, surprise, surprise it was actually white!

Step 2 (optional):

Glue little squares (cut from a sheet of scrap craft foam) along the bottom of the rim.  This will help it to keep from sliding and protect any surfaces you may sit it on.

add-bumpers-cushions-bottom-of-bowl-or-plate-tray 

Step 3:

Glue strong magnet(s) to the bottom and allow it to dry over night.  I added a can on top of mine to help ensure a tight seal.


step-by-step-make-upcycled-magnetic-pin-cushion-diy-bobby-pin-holder-tutorial


Step 4: 

Let it dry and you're all done! I put a can on top of mine to help ensure a tight seal.


I love mine.  It's going to be a game changer when I use it at my sewing machine! You can see it below still holding a needle after I turn it upside down.



I hope you enjoyed this quick hack and until next time, happy sewing and crafting my friends!


upcycled-magnetic-pin-cushion-pincushion-tutorial-diy-sewing-crafts-vintage-bobby-pin-holder

****

DIY Upcycled Magnetic Pin Cushion or Bobby Pin Holder Tutorial

****

Comments

  1. I am so so so not creative so I legit would have never ever thought about something like this and um, I don't even really know what a pin cushion even is! LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Now this is a good idea, I am always looking for pins - but I could do something like this and I would never lose them!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow! That's helpful. Yes, I love sewing and to be honest it's to difficult to keep pins without losing them. Game changer!

    ReplyDelete
  4. very helpful & creative. I don't sew but many of my family members does sewing ..will definitely share it for their benefit. Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is a great idea. I want to try this with my sewing pins at home.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh wow, this looks like such a good DIY for a sewer like me. I would definitely try this out

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a great idea! I bet this prevents a lot of pricks ;) xo, Suzanne

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is super original! I love this. I need to star sewing more, I used to always sew with my mother. Thank for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a cool, fun DIY project. I have a few friends who would enjoy doing this.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I took a sewing class in college and it was more difficult than I thought. I do consider myself pretty creative though. It's definitely something I should return to.

    ReplyDelete
  11. So cute and you made it look so easy! I'll have to try this.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I have never been very good at projects like this but it looks like something I could do. I'm gonna give it a try!

    ReplyDelete
  13. WOW! I LOVE it! So cute and looks so easy. I'm not into sewing but I'm always losing my pins so this is a cute idea to help me keep up with them. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Your comments and feedback is very much appreciated!