These curved safety pins are really useful. Handy when cutting out and sewing. Much less dangerous for fittings when traditional pins stick into you or fall on the floor. For mending, they help keep edges drawn together and keep other layers safely out of the way. Top product, thank-you.
Curved safety pins are preferred by quilters – they’re extra strong and won’t bend under pressure, and the curve makes them easy to manoeuvre through thick layers of fabric and batting. The good news for menders is that they’re also great for pinning thick, sturdy fabrics (e.g. denim) and multiple layers of fabric when patching.
Their size and super-strength means they are not suitable for delicate fabrics such as silk and cotton voile and could potentially leave larger holes than desired; try traditional fabric pins instead.
Safety pins have three superpowers when it comes to mending:
- holding hems, seams and patches in place while you stitch
- marking holes and other damaged spots in clothing, saving you time trying to find them later
- first aid for clothing emergencies that occur away from home, preventing public nudity until you have time to mend
For hand stitching I prefer safety pins to sewing pins because they keep my fingers safer – I’m less likely to get stuck by accident. (It took me decades to realise safety pins are called safety pins for a reason!)
This pack includes 100 curved safety pins that are 32mm at their longest point. They’re made of metal in Japan and packaged in a reusable plastic case by the manufacturer.
View the full range of pins and safety pins here.
This shop is in slow mode so I can do alllll the things – including running this shop and running after two tiny tots – and enjoy my life. Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated.
I'm currently dispatching orders once a week; place your order by 5pm Thursday Melbourne time (AEST) for dispatch by Monday.
(NOTE: I drop off most orders at my local post office on Fridays, but I'm told they don't physically leave the post office and start making their way to you until Monday.)
If you select Express Post at checkout, it will speed up Australia Post's delivery timeframe but won't speed up my process.
After your order has been packed, you will receive an email notification with your Australia Post tracking number, which you can use to check on the delivery status of your order.
Customers in Northcote, Thornbury and nearby suburbs (subject to capacity) can select local delivery at checkout. Local delivery is extra-slow and coincides with my pram-walking/kid-wrangling schedule, up to one week after purchase. ٩(｡•́‿•̀｡)۶