I made myself this ring pin cushion the other day
it's really handy (pardon the pun) because you've got the pins just where you need them
There's a bit of history behind the fabric I've used.
When I was in my twenties I made a lot of my own clothes because I didn't want to be wearing the same as everyone else. Whilst on holiday in Austria I bought a couple of lengths of cotton fabric. I made one into a skirt but didn't use the other one. Then about 10 years later I used it to make a pinafore dress for my daughter. (The pin cushion was made with an off cut.)
Here she is wearing it on Christmas day - sorry for the poor picture quality, it's a photo of a photo.
Still on with the pinafore and going back even further; when I got my first job, my wages were £7 a week. Yes that's right £7 a WEEK! Before you go thinking that I must be ancient, this was in the 1970s.
I could never afford to buy anything from Laura Ashley but I got one of her dresses at a jumble sale. It was black with small white flowers on, gathered from the bodice and very long with a couple of pockets. It reminded me of the Waltons so I bought some gathered broderie anglaise trimming and sewed it just inside the bottom hem so that it looked like a petticoat showing. I didn't actually wear that dress much but I loved trying it on and looking in the mirror.
When I eventually got rid of the dress I unpicked the broderie anglaise and kept it for future use. And that is what you can see peeping out from underneath my daughter's dress.
She's all growed up now and making her own clothes!
By the way, if you want to make a ring pin cushion of your own, I used this tutorial.