Strawberry Emery, Strawberry Pin Cushion, Strawberry Pincushion, Scissor Fob, gift for seamstress, sewing gifts, gifts for quilters

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Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from the United States
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Made in Asheville, North Carolina

Item details

Strawberry Emery Scissor Fob

• 1 ½” long
• Ribbon loop long enough to attach to scissors
• Made from vintage fabric, in red or pink
• Filled with emery sand for sharp pins and needles
• Two layers ensure that emery sand stays inside

My grandmother had one of those tomato pin cushions with a little strawberry dangling off it. I bet yours did too. I found out later that the little strawberry was more than just a pretty decoration – it was a pin sharpener!

This is my version of the old-fashioned favorite. My strawberries measure approximately 1 ½” long (not including the ribbon) so you can use it as the traditional pin and needle sharpener or as a tiny pin cushion. The ribbon loop is just long enough to attach to your scissors for a handy fob that you will never lose. The strawberries are created from a variety of pink and red fabrics, often reclaimed from older unloved fabric items made of cotton, velvet, linen or silk. They are stuffed with fine emery sand to keep your pins sharp and rust-free. Each strawberry has an inner layer of muslin to keep the emery from coming out the minute pin holes. Felt greenery and a loop of ribbon just long enough to fit around the strawberry (for easy attachment to another item like those scissors) is added. Each strawberry is then embellished in some way, with a handmade strawberry blossom, with beading, or with embroidery.

You will receive one unique strawberry pin cushion/sharpener of my choice, which will ship in 3-5 days or sooner. Please note that you will not receive an exact strawberry from one of the photos (they've all been sold!) If you wish to choose fabric, color and/or embellishment, please add 2 days to the processing time. Please send a message to the seller upon checkout with any requests.

These strawberries would make a delightful bridesmaid gift, sewing gift, hostess gift, gift for a quilter or seamstress, or just a guilty pleasure for yourself! The petite size makes it a great stocking stuffer. It comes with its own box and ribbon.

Reviews from my happy customers:
• “Really cute the fabric, and packaged really cute. Great for gift giving!”
• “I placed a highly specialized order and I package arrived today and I couldn't be more pleased. To anyone out there who quilts or sews and is looking for a gift this is a GREAT shop owner who will not disappoint. My little pin cushion matches exactly and I am so pleased. Fast shipping. Thank you so much!!”
• “delectable pin cushion sweetly packed!”


Yes! Ask me your color questions in the convo box.

Custom orders typically ship within a week. In stock items usually ship in 3-5 days or sooner.

Yes! Ask me your color questions in the convo box.

Custom orders typically ship within a week. In stock items usually ship in 3-5 days or sooner.

    Average review
    Aug 4, 2017 by Amy Clark
    5=Stars all the way around. Thanks for great item and prompt service.
    Feb 21, 2017 by Mary McDougal
    Beautiful emory pin cushion!! Arrived beautifully packaged. Highly recommend!!
    Feb 9, 2017 by Lisa
    Another delight strawberry treat--thanks so much!
    Oct 18, 2016 by feralwoman
    just as discribed. very well made, thank you!
    Oct 10, 2016 by Jonah Smith

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