|Pink Antique Pincushion - Handmade American Shaker 1800's-1900's|
The pin-pillow evolved into mounted cushions. Silver or wooden stands were topped with these pin-pillows.
|Large Antique Sewing Companion with Spool Holders & Pincushion Top|
|Antique Victorian Sewing Bird Thread Holder Pincushion Quilt Clamp|
During the 1900's, pincushions became more useful as sewing aids. Clamp pincushions were decorative and functional. They would be screwed onto a table edge while holding the fabric in place.
|Victorian Mauchline Ware Treen Pin Cushion Sewing Haddon Hall c1890|
Today, pincushions play an important part of our sewing history and a collectible that comes in many, many designs.
Typically, it is a small cushion that is used in sewing to store pins or needles with their heads protruding so as to take hold of them easily, collect them, and keep them organized. Pincushions are usually filled tightly with stuffing, so as to hold pins rigidly when placed.
Not many people actually have time to sit down and whip up their own
homemade pincushions. For all the people out there who might want a pincushion, for whatever reason . . . . Sewing, Gift-Giving, or Decor, here are some totally cute and gorgeous PINCUSHIONS by Maria.