The Patchsmith: Across the Pond for the Skinny Pincushion A long pincushion attached to a quilted mat that goes under the sewing machine. Quiets the noise and shaking, and gives you a handy place for pins.
I'm always looking for new ways to attach rick rack to my projects. Here are some ideas for attaching the rick rack using pretty embroidery stitches.
DIY: Make your own pattern = Patterns aren't cheap. Thankfully, you can make your own patterns using your own clothing that you know to fit well. Use brown paper sacks or a roll of scotch wrapping paper as your pattern paper.