Thursday, February 21, 2008

Handy Dandy Wrist Pin Cushions

by, Beth of Elizabeth Brennick Designs

I had been selling handmade sewing kits and wanted to add another sewing-related item so I decided to make an updated wrist pin cushion. The wrist pin cushions I found had plastic wrist bands that dug into your skin, and were not very cute, so I wanted to make mine comfortable and fun. I never had much extra space at my work table, and I would always end up with pins all over the floor. Not to mention when I would sew on the sofa. I would forget that I had jabbed spare pins in the cushion and my husband would end up getting poked. Needless to say, I would be my own best customer.
I started designing and making them about a year ago. I love working with felt and had a bunch of colorful vinyl that I wanted to use so I incorporated them both into my designs.

I really enjoy sketching all the different ideas for the wrist pin cushions. I 've added velcro on the vinyl band so it can be adjustable and also added velcro on the felt cushion so you can remove it from the band and place it on a table or sofa. My plan was to make it functional wherever you find yourself sewing.

At first I thought I wouldn't be able to sell them . They're one of my most enjoyable items to make, but I am trying to sell them to other sewers who could just make their own. Wasn't I mistaken! They 're a hit at shows and have done well online. I think people are pleasantly surprised when they see them and realize they are pin cushions. My cupcake WPC has been mentioned on a number of blogs. Two of the more well - known ones are Softies Central and Craftzine

I presently am making wrist pin cushions featuring apples , owls , birds , strawberries , cupcakes , whales , boom box radios , little girls , bunnies , tulips , mod flowers , penguins , and skulls . Future WPC's I'm working on right now are ice cream cones and gumball machines . I also take custom orders.You can choose the color vinyl, felt, and I will create anything you want.

You can find my wrist pin cushions listed for purchase in my Etsy shop.


  1. These are so cute!
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. this is a great article! i loved hearing about these, elizabeth! and they are just so darn cute :)


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