On our list of school supplies was "pin cushion". You could use any type that you wanted. I bought a magnetic holder to play pick-up sticks with. I decided to make my own wrist pin cushion. Since I did it without a pattern it turned out to be absolutely HUGE. You know, like one of those wrist corsages they write into a prom scene on a sitcom. The wrist band part was made out of a leftover men's shirt cuff that was in my scrap pile. I just added some elastic.