This is the email I received from Kris.......thought I would share it............
I was just catching up with the stitch along blog and one of the gals was commenting on weighting her pincushion. She said she would have liked to put more weight in but couldn't get it to stay. I thought I'd let you know a bear-making tip that might help. When I was making mohair bears, I would put a layer of stuffing or wadding around the outside of the teddy's tummy (or in this case the pincushion), then put the cut-off toe of a stocking inside with the cut end hanging out, filling this with the weight beads until the whole area was filled out, then tie a knot in the stocking, trim it, then push it right in, finish with a bit more stuffing to make sure the shape was filled, then close using a ladder stitch and dental floss ... which is very strong. :0) Not only can you get more weight beads (or rice etc) into the shape being weighted, because you create a sort of spout with the stocking, if something happens with stitching splitting (when you hurl it as a husband who has annoyed you! Tee! Hee! Hee!) the weight beads/rice etc doesn't spill and annoy you more with a floor that needs cleaning. :0) It's a good trick for any sort of softie/stuffed item that needs to be weighted for stability. Hope that makes sense. :0)
Of course ... some gals won't want to weight their pin cushion and would prefer to wear their stockings! :0) But I thought I'd share.