This is my sewing clamp pin cushion with a drawer.
It clamps to a table edge securing all contents.
Pins were hand made and expensive in the 19th century.
The burl veneer finish is beautiful. Both functional and pretty it could be kept out and sometimes used for 'show'.
I think the small brass knob is original.
The drawer could hold threads, waxers, emeries and personal items. The drawer has dove tail construction.
The pin cushion cover was removed by a previous owner exposing the 'interlining' separating the filling material from the top fabric. Common fillings are horse hair and saw dust.
I have chosen not to alter it further with a new top.
The sterling sewing etui is a holly/berry pattern.
Scissors, thimble, needle case, bodkin and stiletto
I've been sewing for the house - this is the fabric for the valances in the kitchen. Glad to have that project done! Got to love friends who have such great taste in fabrics.
How interesting I ordered so much - I have yardage left for quilting. Funny how that happens. It is the perfect weight.
Some quilting happening too - exciting new things I will share soon.
Have a great week - do you have a favorite pin cushion?
Maybe a better question is, how many pin cushions are you using?