Merchant & Mills Toilet Pins
Merchant & Mills Toilet Pins. These are my go-to pins for making curtains and holding layers of lining and interlining together. At 45mm long, these French, black glass head pins are strong, and simply beautiful.
These traditional toilet pins are an unusual pin being as they are so long. Before the button became commonplace in fashion history, many clothes were pinned together and ladies would have pins on their dressing table. The toilet pins come from this era when they would need pins for hats, corsage,etc. These pins are made in Spain and used to pin together layers of very thick fabrics, so particularly useful in curtain making.