Episode 198 ~ At your side 🧵 Virtually! Create a Thread Catcher & Pin Cushion with Jerry Granata

Supply List & Instructions for Thread Catcher 

• Brother Stellaire XP2 or comparable machine to embroider and sew, or both
• Feet you will need: – Embroidery foot, J foot, Zipper foot
• 4 different fabrics – one for the pin cushion, one for the hinge, one for the inner bag and
one for the outer bag
• 1 – 18” piece of boning, or plastic shipping strap from a box. You could also use a one liter soda bottle cut to ½”x 18”
• Pacesetter tear-away stabilizer cut to 7”x 9”
• 1 ½ cups of crushed walnut
• 1 piece of 8 ½”x 11” paper…printer paper is fine
• Tape for paper
• Embroidery thread (your choice of color)
• Bobbin thread (white)
• Sewing thread (wind a bobbin with the same sewing thread). The color is your choice
• Embroidery needle size 75/11
• Scissors to trim threads
• Rotary cutter, ruler, and mat
• Heat-erasable pen
• Pins
• Iron, Ironing board

If you would like to download the supply list in PDF form in order to print click below:

Jerry Granata Supply list for Thread Catcher and Pin Cushion 


1) Cut the fabric as follows:

  • One piece 7”x 8” for pin cushion
  • One piece 4 ½”x 8” for hinge
  • One piece 9”x 16” for bag lining
  • One piece 10” x 17” for outer bag (you will embroidery this piece first then cut it down to 9”x16” at a later time.  If you choose not to embroider, cut a piece of fabric 9”x16” for the
    outer bag.

Printable Instruction in PDF Format

Jerry Granata DIY Instructions

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