Explore Our Extensive Collection of Sewing Pins

Our comprehensive range caters to a myriad of purposes, ensuring you find the perfect pins for every sewing and crafting need. From essential safety pins to dressmaking, craft, bridal, glass head and pearl head pins, hat pins and kilt pins, as well as quilt pins and stitch holders, our collection is designed to meet the varied demands of both hobbyists and seasoned artisans. Pins, a versatile and indispensable tool in any sewing enthusiast's kit, play a crucial role in bringing your creative visions to life.

Safety Pins and Straight Pins: Unsung Heroes of Sewing Precision

In the realm of sewing and crafting, safety pins and straight pins are the unsung heroes. Safety pins, with their secure clasps, are not only handy for fastening garments but also serve various practical purposes, from quick repairs to temporarily securing fabric layers during the creative process. Straight pins, on the other hand, are the workhorses of the sewing world, seamlessly holding fabrics together and ensuring precision in pattern placement. These fundamental tools are a must-have for anyone engaging in sewing activities, offering convenience and efficiency in every stitch.

Dressmaking and Bridal Pins for Your Creations

For the discerning dressmaker and those preparing for bridal creations, our collection includes specialized dressmaking and bridal pins. Dressmaking pins, longer and finer, are tailored for delicate fabrics, ensuring a seamless construction process. Bridal pins, often adorned with decorative heads, add a touch of elegance to wedding attire and accessories. At JM Embroideries, we understand the importance of these details, providing you with high-quality dressmaking and bridal pins to enhance the beauty of your creations.

Making your creative journey even more convenient, we offer prompt delivery anywhere in Australia. Our online ordering process is simple and user-friendly, allowing you to explore our extensive pin collection, select the perfect ones for your project, and have them delivered to your doorstep with ease. Elevate your sewing and crafting experience with the finest quality pins from JM Embroideries, where precision meets passion, and creativity knows no bounds.


What is a sewing pin used for?

A sewing pin is a versatile tool used in various aspects of sewing and crafting for temporarily holding fabric or materials together before they are permanently joined. Here are some of the common uses of a sewing pin:
Holding Fabric Together: It’s often used to hold two or more layers of fabric together before they are sewn. This helps ensure that the fabric doesn't shift and that seams and edges align properly.
Pattern Placement: When using a pattern to cut fabric, pins can secure the pattern to the fabric, ensuring accurate cutting and minimizing movement.
Marking Adjustments: It can also mark alterations on garments, such as hemlines, darts, or other adjustments, before making permanent alterations.
Quilting: In quilting, pins are used to hold layers of fabric and batting together before they are quilted.
Crafting: Beyond sewing, pins are useful in various crafts for holding materials in place temporarily.
Detail Work: For delicate or intricate sewing tasks, pins help in positioning trims, appliqués, or other decorative elements.

Our collection includes pins of various lengths, thicknesses, and materials to suit different fabrics and purposes. From fine silk pins ideal for delicate fabrics to sturdy quilting pins capable of handling multiple layers, JM Embroideries has the right pin for every project.

What sewing pins are best?

The best sewing pins for your project depend on the type of fabric you're working with and the specific needs of your project. Here’s a rundown of popular types of sewing pins and their best uses:

Glass Head Pins: These are heat resistant, making them ideal for projects involving ironing. The glass head won't melt under the heat of an iron, and they're easy to see and handle.
Plastic Head Pins: Similar to the above in use but with plastic heads, these are not suitable for ironing over but are easy to handle and see. They come in a variety of lengths and thicknesses for different fabrics.
T-pins: Named for their T-shaped head, these are strong and can be used for heavy or bulky fabrics. They’re also popular in crafting and for holding wigs in place on wig blocks.
Safety Pins: Are designed with a clasp mechanism that locks the pin point away, providing a secure hold without the risk of poking or injuring the user. They are incredibly versatile and not only useful for temporary fixes or adjustments on garments but also for threading through casings (like elastic bands or drawstrings), securing quilting layers before sewing, and even in fitting sessions to quickly pin fabric together. Safety pins come in various sizes, making them suitable for a wide range of fabrics and thicknesses.

When choosing sewing pins, consider:

Fabric Type: Delicate fabrics require finer pins, while heavy or layered fabrics may need longer, stronger pins.
Project Needs: Some projects may benefit from easily visible options (like glass head or brightly colored plastic head ones), or heat-resistant, if ironing is involved.
Personal Preference: Some sewists prefer larger heads for ease of handling, while others may prioritize length or strength.

Always test it on a scrap piece of your project fabric to ensure they glide smoothly without snagging or leaving noticeable holes. Investing in quality products from reputable brands can make a significant difference in your sewing experience and the outcome of your projects.

What are safety pins used for?

Safety pins are versatile tools that are available in various types to accommodate different needs. Standard safety pins are the typical metal pins used for a range of household and craft purposes. For more demanding tasks, larger ones, made from stronger metals, are suitable for thicker fabrics.

They have numerous applications such as quick clothing repairs - fixing a missing button or a torn seam. In crafting and embroidery, they help hold fabrics or layers of materials together without sewing. They're also useful in jewellery making, where they can be transformed into unique brooches or custom pieces. Beyond crafting, safety pins serve practical uses like temporary childproofing by fastening cabinet doors or securing slipcovers, and they are handy in events and parties for attaching ribbons, name tags, or decorations.

When using safety pins, it's important to choose the right type that matches the durability and aesthetic requirements of your project. Before inserting it, check that the fabric can withstand punctures without tearing. Carefully open the pin, slide it through the materials you wish to secure, then close it by locking the pin's head into the guard. After securing, gently tug on the fabric or materials to ensure they are firmly held together. By following these steps, you can effectively utilize safety pins for their full range of benefits while minimizing any potential damage to fabrics or materials. At JM Embroideries, we offer a wide selection of safety pins to ensure you have the right tool for every task.

How do you use safety pins on clothes?

Using safety pins on clothes is a practical way to make quick repairs or adjustments. To do this effectively, start by selecting the right pin for the job. Choose a safety pin that matches the fabric's thickness and weight—smaller, thinner pins for lighter fabrics and larger, stronger pins for thicker materials.

Before inserting the pin, ensure that the fabric area is clean and the edges you need to secure are aligned smoothly. Carefully open the safety pin, taking care not to prick your fingers, and insert it through both layers of fabric where the repair is needed. This could be for temporarily fixing a hem or closing a gap. Ensure the pin goes through all necessary layers.

Once the pin is in place, close it securely by sliding the sharp end into the lock at the other end of the pin. Check its security by gently tugging on the fabric to make sure it holds well and that the fabric aligns or drapes as intended. If necessary, adjust the pin's position to get the desired fit or alignment.

If possible, position the safety pin in a less visible area, especially if it’s a temporary fix on a garment you plan to wear. For better concealment, pin from the inside of the garment or tuck it under a lapel or other folds.

Lastly, keep an eye on the safety pin to ensure it hasn’t come undone and remains secure in the fabric, particularly if the garment is being worn for an extended period. This approach allows you to utilize safety pins effectively for a range of quick clothing repairs and adjustments, providing a temporary yet secure solution.