Sister Diane at CraftyPod shows us how she stitched up a pincushion and stuffed it with steel wool to make a cushion for sharpening straight pins.

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  1. Modern pins DONT need sharpening, straightening or cleaned – they are plated. Old pins (say pre1940) yes were not plated and dulled and could tarnish. The plating on modern pins keeps them clean, sharp and slick. All this will do it scrape up your plating and cause rust or dirt to get into the scratches. IN other words it will cause wha you think you are trying to prevent. DO NOT DO THIS! DONT USE EMERY EITHER, same problem.

Jenny Ryan

Jenny Ryan is an artist, crafter, and maker of things. She lives in Los Angeles with a pack of various animals (including her husband) and writes about her adventures in creating at Exit Through the Thrift Shop.

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