The pincushion sits on top of the arm, making it easy to tuck those pins away before they land on the floor. Pockets that hang down on either side can hold tools and whatever else you’ll need for the project you’re working on.
We first saw this clever idea made up by Krista of Poppyprint.
She used the tutorial provided by Amy of During Quiet Time but made some changes. Here’s Amy’s version:
Krista simplified the project by using solid pieces of fabric instead of the pieced selvage that Amy created.
Krista also simplified the pocket construction (no binding along the top edge) and made divisions in one of the pockets for organizing tools.
We’d make one pocket with divisions, like Krista did, and leave the other open for collecting thread snippets, but feel free to configure your pockets however they’ll best work for you.
Small orphan quilt blocks would be nice for the pocket fronts, too.