It’s a fun little project you can have done in next to no time. Before long you’ll wonder how you got along without it.
This is also a fun project to select fabric for. You probably already have scraps on hand that will work. While you’re at it, why not pick out fabric for more than one. This is a wonderful gift for all your sewing and quilting friends.
Skinny Pincushion by Nesta. From eamylove.
Buttons, lace and other embellishments are a fun addition. See several pretty examples at eamylove.
The Patchsmith designed a mat to attach her pincushion to. That way the pincushion stays put. It will also move with the machine should you need to slide it to a different spot on the table.
The tutorial for the skinny pincushion, from Green Bee Patterns, results in a pincushion that is about 10″ x 2″. You can easily adjust the length to suit your needs.