If there is one thing every sewist has in large amounts, it’s sewing pins. Straight, glass head, t-pins, safety - you name it - and you need all of them for the projects you make with sewing machines like the Juki HZL-F300. Yet all of these pins can be a nightmare to manage. Keep your pins organized and safe so they are always there when you need them when sewing with Juki sewing machines.
Sewing Pin Organization
There are many kinds of sewing pins, all of which are used in different ways. You want them to be handy so you don't waste time searching for them while cutting fabric and assembling projects for sewing on your Juki HZL-F300. The best way to do this is by organizing pins by type in separate storage containers.
Dumping all your pins into one container may seem easier at first; however, this will slow you down when you have to hunt for a specific type. Avoid this issue by organizing each of your pin types using a creative storage method.
As important as they are in any sewing room, pins rarely get the attention they deserve with safe, convenient organization. Before you begin a new project using Juki sewing machines, take a few minutes to organize your different pins.
Sewing Pin Organization - Pin Cushions
Pin cushions are classic organizers and have been used since the middle ages, long before the appearance of modern sewing machines. You may even have one of those cute tomatoes with the little strawberry hanging from it in your sewing kit.
A little bonus pincushion knowledge for you. Did you know the strawberry dangling off a tomato pincushion is for sharpening your pins? It contains emery sand that can sharpen the tip of a pin by pushing it in and out of the strawberry.
Pincushions are easy to use and easy to make if you want to get creative. You can make them out of canning jars, picture frames with a padded center, or even stick them to different surfaces with magnetic strips. Make individual, smaller pincushions for different types of pins or make sections on frames or magnetic strips so you can always find the pin you need.
Sewing Pin Organization - Clear Plastic Storage Boxes
You can find clear plastic boxes and containers in all shapes and sizes in a craft or dollar store. These make great, inexpensive options for keeping each of your various types of pins separated yet easily viewable. Hobby storage boxes with multiple compartments are another good choice for safekeeping many different pins.
Sewing Pin Organization - Small Jars
Baby food and other small jars are another useful option for pin storage, especially if you have multiples of the same type of jar. Add some ribbon around the throat and a label to indicate which type of pin is inside and line them up on a shelf close to your workstation.
Stay Safe with Sewing Pins
Spills happen. If you tip over one of your pin storage containers and they fall all over the floor or carpet, get them up quickly and easily with a magnetic pin wand before you do anything else. When disposing of old or bent pins, avoid putting them directly into the trash where they can poke through the bag and injure someone. Instead, collect waste pins in a separate box or jar and dispose of the entire container.
Rather than wasting time searching through all your pins tossed in the same container, organize your pins so you can work on your sewing machine. Whether you use a sectioned pincushion frame, a bunch of little tomatoes, or some type of decorated baby food jars, all the different types of pins can be conveniently within your reach when you need them. Spend more time actually sewing with quality Juki sewing machines, finishing more beautiful items with your Juki HZL-F300 than searching for sewing pins!