Enamel pins are still super popular and, with new ones popping up all the time, it seems it is going to stay that way for a long time yet. Like many of you, we like to add them to our me-made outfits to add a little pop of colour and interest. They are just so much fun and you can never have too many!
As sewists, we like to use sewing-related enamel pins to show off our sewing skills. It lets you quietly announce yourself to fellow seamstresses without feeling awkward. Like, “Hey, I sew too! It’s okay to stroke me!”.
But in addition to sewing pins, there are so many other varieties out there too. And the one thing they all have in common? They are super cute and a great way to add an accessory without overpowering your outfit.
We love how Dani from Pocketortwo groups them together for more impact. And they all just seem to go together – sewing pins, slogan pins, colourful and cute pins.
Here are a few of our pins. We like to display them on an embroidery hoop as they look great all grouped together. It also makes it so much easier to find the right one before you head out the door.
As you can see, there is definitely room for more on mine! So, I have started to make a shortlist of all the ones I want to add to my collection.
Tempted to start your own collection? Here is a ‘go to’ list of fabulous independent retailers from around the world (just check the shipping charges but usually its very reasonable, especially if you are buying multiple pins).
Joy at Pink Coat Club has a great eye for what the sewist wants when it comes to enamel pins. We have her ‘It Has Pockets’ and ‘Sewing Wife’ pins.
Justine Gilbuena not only has pins but cute patches and prints. We just love the eye-catching gold highlights on all her pins, it makes them all look hand-drawn.
Everyone needs a Sewing Ninja Pin! At Little Moo, you will find lots of sewing related pins – one for every occasion.
Samantha Claridge specialises in gifts for sewists. Her classic combo of black and silver is just so stylish.
We love The Crafty Pinup’s collection of pins. Such beautiful bright colours! Abi’s pin bundle offer is the perfect way to start your own collection.
Check out this beautiful hot pink pin from Roodlesrunique. We just love the colour and, of course, we are all Thread Heads!
Lana Bou is the place to go if you want yarn based enamel pins. They have super cute pins for both crochet and knitting, but this ‘Makers Gonna Make’ pin has universal appeal for all crafters.
SO many lovely pins from Punkypins. We warn you, you will want them all. But this cute ‘Creativi-TEA’ teapot is our favourite.
If you are into slogans, Alphabet Bags is the place for you! We just love all their motivational pins. There is a slogan here for every mood.
Fairycakes is another comprehensive website with SO many pins that we want to add to our collection. We just love all the bright rainbow colours. And who doesn’t love a retro roller boot?!
We hope you enjoy taking a look through these great pin websites and hope we’ve introduced you to a few new ones.
We would love to see your collections and hear about your favourite enamel pin sites! If you fancy sharing, you can comment below, drop us an email or tag us on Instagram (@thestitchsistersuk).
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