Recently I tried a pretty great new product called “Pinion Pins“.
I didn’t know much about these small but mighty fasteners, so I was eager to find out how they worked.
Here is how they looked when I got them in the mail:
They were easy to open and came with what I thought were instructions, but they were brief…
It only has the picture instructions you see on the front, but let’s give it a try!
Please note: Although the package didn’t contain many instructions, the website – www.pinionpins.com – is extremely clear.
There were 8 in the pack – pins, magnetic covers and one magnetic tool.
I decided to try to use my pinions to “hem” some curtains that were dragging on the floor.
I folded the bottom up and pushed the pin through the fabric.
Caution – these babies are sharp! Keep them away from little fingers!
The pin easily went through both layers of fabric and didn’t damage it at all.
Then, the picture said to put the white cap on the back.
Now, the amazing thing was that the white cap went on very easily, then it would NOT come off by just puling it. It was amazing! I’ve never seen a product like this before!
I put the pins across the bottom of my curtains to shorten them.
I think it worked well! I took me about 5 minutes to complete my project. No mess, no trash, no glue – these things are pretty awesome!
So, to complete my test, it was time to see if I could also remove them.
It took me a few minutes to realize that the tool unscrewed at the top. It wasn’t in the picture instructions. Once you unscrew the top – there is a hole in the top. Out the hole over the top of the white cap.
And…like magic, they come right off! One of the pinions didn’t want to come off at first, but it did with a bit of wiggling and turning, then trying again.
I really think pinion pins are pretty great. I would love them to be a bit fancier looking on top and I wonder if the large white backing could be a bit smaller.
It would be pretty easy to spice them up a bit with fabric, flowers, gems, or just about anything else that can be glued on. I love pinion pins!
These little guys have so many uses – as suggested on the company’s website.
Use them to keep your comforter in place when you use a duvet cover.
Pin up some blankets to create a stable fort!
Pin boutonnieres to your suit or tuxedo without harming the fabric.
Add embellishments to craft or sewing projects.
And my favorite idea – they are safe to use in your laundry to keep socks together in the washer and dryer!
Try them out! How will you use them?