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Posted by: luciecat

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Posted on: 7/9/06 8:46 AM
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 5 people   
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When I started sewing again last fall after a 30 year absence I had to restock all the notions I'd need. I remembered using a wrist pin cushion before so I promptLy purchased another one. However, my wrist has expanded over the years (or the cheesy plastic clip oN the pincushion has gotten smaller), but it kept coming off.

I solved the problem by removing the plastic wrist clamp, feeding through a length of 1 1/4inch sports elastic, and zigzaging the elastic closed after determining a comfortable fit. It works great! In fact it's so comfortable that I didn't realize I had it on when a friend came to pick me up for lunch and I only noticed it when we got to the restaurant!

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cathy45 said... (7/10/06 12:21 PM) Reply
Fuzzy--love the magnet idea of this!
fuzzygalore said... (7/10/06 9:56 AM) Reply
I didn't know about wrist pin cushions when I started sewing... and they're great things indeed. However, I like the modern version much better. Mine's just a flat fabric thing, attaching with velcro, which is probably exactly the same as elastic functionally. The good part comes in with the pins: mine has a magnet, not a stuffed part. You don't stab the pins in the cushion, hoping not to hit the arm: you toss them lightly toward the magnet and boom! they're on. Much faster in my opinion :-). My wrist thing actualy has 2 small magnets, so it can bend better around the arm and cover most of it. They're not super-strong either, I think most anything that'd work on your fridge would be fine.
Karla Kizer said... (7/9/06 11:33 PM) Reply
Very good idea! And the picture is adorable.
Mufffet said... (7/9/06 6:28 PM) Reply
Very nice idea. I love the part where you wore it to lunch! That's about the sort of thing I do. :)
Tov said... (7/9/06 4:44 PM) Reply
Good idea!
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