Whenever I sew, I use this here pincusion that I made years ago:
I don't know about how organized ya'll are but for me.... I don't know the first thing about it.... either that, or I can't be bothered. I'm really, really good at putting things down and not remembering where I put them or sitting down at the machine and not bringing my pincushion back with me from say.... the ironing board or even the kitchen for that matter. With this baby attached to my wrist..... my pincushion is ALWAYS with me. I think I've even cooked supper wearing it!
It's simply a really big stuffed yo-yo that I made from a vintage pillowcase. To be honest, it's was the second one I made being that I didn't add a "safety-round-of-carboard" to the first one I made. I learned that in order to keep the pins from coming through the other side and poking me..... I needed to add that bit of protection. (I learned the hard way!) I wanted to cover the elastic band but was too lazy to stop and think it through.... as I am with lots of stuff I make. But, I can testify that it wasn't necessary as I use it almost daily and love it.
In fact, It's an "I can't live without-um" ..... which is something I call a useful tool that I find I just can't sew without. I'll talk a bit about the others I use in the next few days. I just happended to have this goody on my wrist this evening while making purses and snapped a quick photo of it.
Here's something or someone else that is a "I can't live without-um"
Yes... this is the baby I was just pregnant with not long ago. Crazy to think she'll be two in a couple of months, isn't it?
I'll be back with a few more things I find useful/helpful for when I sew.
I'd love to know what you find necessary... wink, wink!