Have you, or anyone in your family ever found a pin on the floor in a way you really don’t want them to find them (e.g. their foot finds them first)?
If you are like me, you probably wait to the last minute to pick up pins that have fallen on the floor. It isn’t that I want someone to get hurt. For me, it just seems to be part of sewing. Pins fall on the floor. I tend to wait till there are enough of them, to justify me getting down on my hands and knees to pick them up. Ok, I’ll admit I need to work on my cleaning & organizational skills, but I do think I’m pretty good about finding useful tools.
To my delight, I was recently shopping at Cozy Quilt Shop, when I decided to purchase a “Lighted Pin Picker Upper“. It wasn’t an expensive item and it looked like a great stocking stuffer, so I decided to buy one for myself and one for my husband. I’ve now had a chance to fall in love with this tool, and so has my husband, so I wanted to share insights with you.
The Lighted Pin Picker Upper works great to pick up lightweight metallic object like pins, snaps, grommets, eyelets, etc. in my sewing room. And, for my husband, various metallic parts that he may drop while working in his garage, on the car, boat, etc..
This handy tool, that is lightweight, portable, and easy to store, is also an extendable device that has a ma the end. Plus, it has an LED light, in the center of that magnet, making it easy to see what you are trying to pick up on the floor, or in a dark space.
It can extend up to 28″ to pick something up.
Marketing info on this product shows that it can pick up items weighing up to 8 pounds, but I’ll admit I’ve only used it to pick up pins. Still, I’ve been amazed how many pins that it can pick up at one time…..every pin I had dropped on the floor and I suspect it could pick up many more in one swoop!
I love this gadget. And, I’m very happy that I also bought one for my hubby as I know “mine” would have ended up in his toolbox.
Check out Cozy Quilt Shop’s online store to see this product, as well as all the other great items you can find in their store too! I truly do think you’ll enjoy putting this Pin Picker Upper to good use in your sewing room, when you go to classes, workshops, or retreats, etc.. Definitely a handy tool and at a reasonable price.