I got this idea off of Pinterest - at this blog. One change that I made was to cut a piece out of a cottage cheese carton top and put it on the bottom - the side that's up against my machine and then stuffed it with poly fil. Now, I won't be nicking my machine. I also just neatly attached my ribbon on the back of each side after my pincushion was done. Plus, I had to decorate mine with some cute, little buttons I'm obsessed with lately.
It's the handiest little thing I've made recently!!!