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DIY Pin Cushion

Instead of tossing out those outdated shoulder pads, upcycle them into simple homemade pin cushions like this Arizona reader.

| June/July 2016

  • Keep hand-sewing needles and pins organized by upcycling shoulder pads.
    Photo by besjunior/Fotolia

You can remove shoulder pads from worn-out shirts and use them to keep hand-sewing needles organized.

The color of the DIY pin cushion can designate the different grades of needles, or you can mark the grade of the needle on the shoulder pads with a felt-tip marker.

Caroline Burgess
Mesa, Arizona





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